Crossing Powell’s Creek in Woodbridge has been a challenge for pedestrians and bicyclists.
To get from one side of the creek to other, they were forced to walk on Route 1.
“I cannot tell you just how many calls I got from concerned citizens who witnessed this day in and day out, and were scared that someone could eventually get hurt,” Supervisor Frank Principi.
To solve the issue, a footbridge was built across the creek. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the bridge on Saturday.
“I cannot tell you just how excited to be cutting the ribbon today on Powell’s Creek Footbridge,” Principi said. “I could have never imagined that building 450 feet of sidewalk and footbridge could be so challenging, yet so crucial to the safety of our community.”
As the bridge was being constructed, officials faced several obstacles, including design and budget challenges.
“Despite this, we kept moving forward, and we got it done,” Principi said.
The footbridge doesn’t just offer a safe option for pedestrians and bicyclists.
“It’s also about connectivity, connecting people with people and people with things and places in Woodbridge,” Principi said. “This is an important element of the vision of a new Woodbridge. We connect by building more roads, more sidewalks, more trails — and now — boardwalks and footbridges.”
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