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Photo by Debra DeAngelo

The new car bridge over Putah Creek was officially dedicated at a ceremony held at the Community Center on Friday, May 6. The nearly $17 million project replaces the old car bridge built in 1907-08, and broke ground in September 2013. The City of Winters, Solano County and Caltrans were the main partners in the project.

 

 

New Bridge Dedicated

By DEBRA DeANGELO
Express editor


No package is finished without a pretty bow, and in the case of the new car bridge over Putah Creek, the bow came in the form of a long ceremonial red ribbon, cut by oversized scissors held by Senator Lois Wolk, flanked by local and regional officials who were involved in the project.
Erin Hannigan, chair of the Solano County Board of Supervisors served as emcee for the gathering, held behind the Community Center on Friday, May 6. Before any of the accolades and commentary began, Hannigan called for a moment of silence following the Pledge of Allegiance to remember the two Disney Construction workers killed while on the job at the bridge site in May 2014: Marcus Zane Powell, 25, of Redding, and Glenn Hodgson, 49, of Richmond.
Hannigan then acknowledged dignitaries in the audience, and noted that the bridge joins two counties and “took multiple agencies to bring to fruition,” calling the new bridge a “symbol of collaboration amongst government agencies.” In particular, she said that Solano County, the City of Winters and the California Department of Transportation were the main players in the $12.2 million project that broke ground in Sept. 2013, replacing the car bridge originally built in 1907 that had exceeded its lifespan...

 


 

Photo by Eric Lucero

Jaime Garcia goes after a pitch during the Winters High School JV baseball teams victory over visiting Pierce High School on Friday, April 29.

 

 

 

JV baseball team
wins league championship

Roberts leads Warriors at the mound, on the plate


By ERIC LUCERO
Express sports

With a perfect 6-0 record, the Winters High School JV baseball team has won the Sacramento Valley League title for the second straight season. The Warriors hosted Live Oak on Tuesday, May 3, in the first of two games and won by a score of 13-3. The Warriors had a big third inning scoring seven runs before it was over to take a big lead and never looked back...