Pedestrians and bicyclists are invited to experience the new Crystal Springs Dam Bridge on Friday, January 11 at 2 p.m. They will have a unique view of the bridge and connecting trails before the road opens to vehicle traffic at approximately 4 p.m. that day. Scheduled speakers include Senator Jerry Hill and San Mateo County Board of Supervisor Carole Groom.
The opening of the Crystal Springs Dam Bridge also provides access to a new segment of the Crystal Springs Trail that is just under one-mile long and offers additonal views of the Peninsula Watershed. The trail ends just north of Highway 92 and Skyline Boulevard.
A shuttle service will be available to transport event attendees to the bridge from the Youth Services Center at 222 Paul Scannell Drive in San Mateo beginning at 1 p.m. No on-site parking will be available at the bridge itself. Bicyclists are welcome ride to the site or use the shuttle service which can accommodate bikes.