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Cutting the ribbon today to celebrate the opening of the Redmond Technology Station Bridge are, from left, Redmond City Council Vice President Jessica Forsythe, Redmond City Council Member Melissa Stuart, former Redmond Mayor John Marchionne, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Microsoft’s Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Vice President Alice Zola, Redmond Mayor Angela Birney, Redmond City Council President Vanessa Kritzer, Redmond City Council Member Osman Salahuddin, and King County Council Member and Sound Transit Board Member Claudia Balducci.

city ​​of redmond, sound transmissionAnd Microsoft This morning celebrated the opening of the new Redmond Technology Station Bridge that connects Sound Transit’s Redmond Technology Light Rail Station, the State Route 520 Transit Flyer stop, a regional bike trail, and Microsoft’s West and East campuses.

“This bridge will be a huge benefit to the community and will connect us in many sustainable ways, with lanes for those who want to walk and ride their bikes,” Redmond Mayor Angela Birney said in a news release. “It is thanks to our partnership with Microsoft, Sound Transit and WSDOT that we have this new, not only functional, but beautiful connection to enjoy.”

The bridge spanning SR 520 was designed by Aecom and engineered by Kiewit Engineering Group Inc. It has functional canopies, landscaped planters with native plants, and benches.

“Redmond Technology Station will be a hub for transit commuters and Microsoft workers throughout the Eastside,” King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chairman Dow Constantine said in the release.

The ribbon of the bridge was cut after the inauguration In January Of the Overlake Village pedestrian bridge in Redmond. That bridge connects the Sound Transit Light Rail station in Overlake Village to the 520 Bike Trail across SR 520.

opening of bridges comes first starting this saturday Link light rail service between South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations. 6.5-mile rail section, part of 2 line of sound transmission, eventually connecting to Seattle over Lake Washington. A Line 1 link to Seattle is expected to open in 2025. Meanwhile, an 8.5-mile extension of the 1 Line from Northgate Station to Lynnwood is scheduled Will open on 30th August,

Sound Transit has posted a List of special events The inauguration of Line 2 was planned for Saturday.

“Today’s grand opening is an important milestone in the effort to build a multimodal transportation system that supports the region’s economy and quality of life,” Alice Zola, Microsoft’s chief accounting officer and corporate vice president, said in today’s release. “This bridge symbolizes Microsoft’s commitment to our local community, and we are grateful for the collaboration of the City of Redmond, Sound Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation.”

2 line has affected property development in the Eastside since voters approved the project in 2008.

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