Hamlin Bridge safe walk route planned; call for artists

Friday, February 19, 2010

The City of Lake Forest Park plans to provide a safe route for the community to walk to the Towne Centre. Currently pedestrians have to share a busy roadway. The plan is to place a manufactured bridge across McAleer Creek through Blue Heron Park to Brookside Blvd NE. There will be a marked pathway to the area in front of the fire station.

The City has put out a call for artists to add visual interest and enjoyment to the bridge. The bridge will have a 60 foot span made of steel with Ipe wood decking and steel painted railings. Invasive plants around the bridge will be removed and the area will be replanted with native species. There will be an overlook area paved with low walls and railings.

The call for artists is posted on the city website.

The City is in the final planning stages. The bridge will need to go through the sensitive area permit process and will require a conditional use permit. The request for a permit will be heard by the hearing examiner. The bridge is anticipated to be open in the fall of 2010.


Janet Way February 19, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

Just curious....why is it called "Hamlin Bridge"? Seems like a confusing name since "Hamlin" Park is in Shoreline. It seems to me that LFP could come up with a more local name for their bridge project.

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