Railyard Bridges Open in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO — The bridges to the future of the railyards in Sacramento are officially open.

At press conference involving local and state officials, the newly christened Fifth and Sixth Street bridges connecting downtown to Old Sac and the river opened to traffic Friday.

“Never thought that when the rail yards opened in 1920 that it would take nearly 100 years to get something done here but this is a great day for Sacramento,” city council member Steve Hansen said.

The two bridges were paid for in part by a $15 million grant as well as some city money, and are considered just the beginning of what will happen in the railyard area.

Kaiser Permanente plans on opening a hospital in the area and museums are also on the slate as well as a possible major league soccer stadium in the future if and when the city receives the team as expected.