Boise Paper Mill Demolition

Bridge Renovation/Paper Mill Demolition

Salem's had lots of excitement lately! Now that Fry Warehouse has been demolished next door, Boise Paper Mill is coming down.
The adjacent Salem Riverfront Park is in the midst of building a fountain, and the historical Union Street Railroad Bridge, built in 1912-1913 was available to cross for unexplained reasons before its celebrated opening on April 18, 2009.
With wind and rain pelting us, we had the rare privilege of being one of the first to cross the bridge on Easter Sunday. It is one of many historical bridges in the U.S., listed on the National Register. In 2004, the city purchased the partially donated bridge from Union Pacific Railroad, and amid controversy, began converting the bridge for pedestrian and bicyclist use, only recently completing it.
We had a spectacular view, and the dogs seemed undaunted by the height and the Willamette River below.

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jory says ... on Friday, Jan 8 at 2:07 PM

i think the bildings should have stayed

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