SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Decades in the making, hundreds joined together on Friday to celebrate the completion of the 5th Street Bridge and the beginning of a new chapter for the city of Sacramento.
Many of those people came with their bikes ready to go as this was also their chance to take part in the first-ever bike train commute.
But first, things started off with a grand opening ceremony with speeches from some of the folks who helped make this project possible.
They shared the history of it all as well as what this means for the community.
“To get to this point to actually open the structure to the railyards is a real big milestone for the city,” said Councilmember Jeff Harris. “This project essentially doubles the size of our city center. It’s the biggest infill project right now in the US. This is a big deal.”
The bike train commute was only about a mile and ended at a Park in a Pod, a new concept meant to bring more people to hang out in a new space. All of this was a joint effort between the railyards development group and the city of Sacramento.