The new footbridge spanning Blakely Harbor Park’s historic jetties is now open.

The bridge completes the park’s loop trail, so you can easily reach the south jetty area and circumnavigate the whole park in a continuous stroll. Thanks to the Bainbridge Island Metro Park District, the project donors and Derek Kilmer’s team for helping make the new bridge possible.

The installation was completed in a single day by the Park District crew and Carlson Construction of Mount Vernon, WA. Because you’re wondering: The bridge is 65 feet long and weighs 3,800 pounds.

It was engineered by Marine Structures Engineering, Inc., with the concrete abutments by Howe Engineering. Design by Johnpaul Jones Architects, with project funding by anonymous donors through the Parks Foundation.