So long, farewell (viaduct).

Remember me? The viaduct? 

It’s hard to believe that our city went from #Realign99 to #WinterWeatherResponse on the same day as the opening of the new SR #99Tunnel. The weekend prior to opening, nearly 100,000 people participated in the #Realign99 Step Forward activities to bid adieu to the viaduct and take in the outstanding views. Our colleague, Chun, was back in action, snapping some sweet aerial pictures of the festivities and massive crowd. C’mon with these aerial shots, though, Chun!

Aerial photo of people walking on viaduct, looking north.

An estimated 100,000 people walked the viaduct this past Saturday. The view looking north. Credit: Chun Kwan.

Aerial photo of people walking on viaduct, looking south.

Looking south. Credit: Chun Kwan.

 

People walking into the Battery St tunnel during the viaduct Step Forward festivities.

Heading into the Battery St tunnel, looking a little, er, zombie apocalyptic. Credit: Chun Kwan.

Largest bike event in the books!

Did you participate in the festivities? We were thrilled to also see 12,000+ people bike the viaduct. The state’s largest bike event. Ever.

Stay tuned for part 3 of pics – Chun tells us he’s planning on taking a ton of #demoday photos (as soon as this snow lets up) to document the disassembly of the viaduct.

 

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