Update: I’ve decided that these few photos don’t really do the event and crowd justice. To give a real feel for the excitement and enthusiasm for this bridge opening, I created two slide shows, one of photos from the Easthampton kick-off, and one from scenes at the bridge for the ribbon cutting. You’ll also get to see that it was sunny, warm and perfect weather for a bike ride! Were you there? You might just see yourself in one these shots. Thoughts and observations to come in another post. This one is simply to capture the joy of the day.
The Grand Opening of the Manhan Rail Trail on Sunday, May 22, 2011, formally opening the bridge across Massachusetts Route 10, linking Easthampton with Northampton was a day full of smiles and sunshine.
On the Easthampton side:
At the bridge, where the speeches and ribbon cutting took place:
Others who helped this day come about:
There are many more people, images and thoughts I have to share from this beautiful day, and will post more this week.