9th Annual Springfield BridgeWalk Sept. 10

Sept. 1, 2010
OPA 142/10

News Highlights

  • Walk across Veterans Bridge.
  • Celebration of Springfield’s commercial revitalization.
  • Features Army Community Covenant renewal.

Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay invites residents, businesses and other community members to participate in the 9th Annual Springfield Community BridgeWalk on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Participants will march over Veterans Bridge in the heart of the Springfield revitalization district.

A community celebration will follow at the American Legion end of the bridge. The free celebration will feature music, door prizes and food from local restaurants.

Participants should gather in the parking lot adjacent to Kinko’s, 6998 Bland Street, on the north side of the bridge, starting at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., participants will march across the bridge, led by a color guard from the American Legion and a contingent of soldiers from Fort Belvoir. The bridge will be closed to traffic during this time.

For the second consecutive year, the event will feature an Army Community Covenant signing and renewal. The covenant is an affirmation of support by state and local communities to active, guard and reserve service members and their families.

Veterans Bridge, also known as the Amherst Avenue Bridge, crosses Old Keene Mill Road and links both sides of Springfield’s commercial revitalization area. It was redesigned as part of the Springfield Mixing Bowl reconstruction and made pedestrian friendly with wide sidewalks and attractive lighting. For more information or reasonable ADA accommodations, call Linda Waller in the Lee District Supervisor’s Office at 703-971-6262, TTY 711.


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