King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that the newly constructed South Park Bridge will open June 30. The previous drawbridge, built in 1931, was closed and dismantled in mid-2010 due to safety concerns. "I made a promise five years ago that we would build a new, safer bridge to connect our industrial heartland to the rest of King County — and we're ready to deliver," said Executive Constantine. "Not only will this help local manufacturers and family-owned businesses, it will reunite working communities in the Lower Duwamish area." The new bridge is expected to carry 20,000 vehicles and nearly 3,000 heavy-duty trucks each day. It will also carry an estimated 10 million tons of freight each year, including aerospace parts to local Boeing facilities.
This is tremendously good news for the people of South Park and the city of Seattle, every citizen of which should celebrate the (re)opening of the bridge by taking advantage of its straight-shot access to the tremendously good Muy Macho Tacqueria.
(Also, while tracking down info on Muy Macho, I Googled "South Park Mexican," and learned about this guy. Eep.)