Historic Orangevale Avenue Bridge Opening Celebration June 3

A century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale will officially reopen to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians after a year-long rehabili­tation and historical preservation project.

City leaders, project partners and community members will commemorate the successful cooperative efforts that have resulted in preserving this landmark bridge with a ribbon cutting and community celebration. The special event will take place on Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at Greenback Lane and American River Canyon Drive.

The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a motor brigade featuring historic vehicles from over the past century, a procession of Folsom Fire Department engines and historical displays of the bridge. The bridge will formally reopen to traffic following the event.

What:
Orangevale Avenue Bridge Opening Celebration

Where:
Orangevale Avenue Bridge
Parking will be available in designated areas on American River Canyon

When:
Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m.

Who:
Folsom City Council, Caltrans District 3, Lincoln Highway Association/ California Chapter, Folsom Historic Preservation League, Dokken Engineering, Viking Construction, Inc., Hanna Group, community members and neighbors

The Orangevale Avenue Bridge is located on Orangevale Avenue and spans Placer Mine Road and American River Canyon Road. Approximately 1,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily. The construction significantly improved the lifespan of the bridge, and all structural elements have been replaced to preserve the bridge’s historical value.

For more information contact Michelle Kasama at 916-355-7303 or mkasama@folsom.ca.us