Join us this Saturday, October 2 at community events to celebrate the grand opening of the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge at Northgate and three new Link light rail stations!

An artist's rendering showcases the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge crossing over I-5. The new bridge opens on October 2 to people walking, biking and rolling. The Northgate Link light rail station and two other new stations also open on October 2. Community celebrations are planned at several locations.

Summary of events on Saturday, October 2:

  • #1: John Lewis Memorial Bridge at Northgate opening: You’re invited to celebrate opening of this new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5. Our event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Seattle College North Lot. Event details are available on our website.
  • #2: Three new Sound Transit Link light rail stations opening: Sound Transit is celebrating opening three brand new Link light rail stations! Check out Sound Transit’s virtual celebration website that includes interesting details and fun facts about each new station.
  • #3: Community event in the Roosevelt neighborhood: The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association is hosting a local celebration at the new Roosevelt light rail station with live music, dancing, food trucks, coffee, local speakers, and self-guided tours of the new station. The public event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be located at 12th Ave NE and NE 66th St.

Important COVID-19 health and safety reminders: Please help us keep everyone safe at these in-person celebrations by adhering to COVID-19 safety precautions and observe social distancing recommendations. Per the Governor’s mandate, masks are required at all large-scale outdoor events, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, masks continue to be required on all public transit services, including Link light rail and buses. Thank you for your cooperation and ongoing efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.


Join us this Saturday, October 2 to commemorate multiple special grand opening events and help mark major new milestones for the region’s public transportation system!

#1: John Lewis Memorial Bridge at Northgate opening

Event details at-a-glance:

  • Date: Saturday, October 2
  • Time: 10 a.m. to noon
  • Location: North Seattle College, North Lot (located on the west side of the bridge and I-5) (Google Maps location)
  • Featured activities: Ribbon cutting and speeches by key dignitaries, community-led walk, roll, and bike ride across the bridge to the new Northgate Link light rail station
  • To learn more: Visit our website
View of the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge design, looking north from I-5. Cars and trucks are visible driving by in both directions, in the foreground. A visualization of the new elevated pedestrian and bicycle bridge is visible in the background, in the center of the image. Mostly clear blue sky shine down from above.
View of the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge design, looking north from I-5.

#2: Three new Sound Transit Link light rail stations opening (Northgate, Roosevelt, U District)

Event details at-a-glance:

An artistic map shows the locations of the three new light rail stations opening in North Seattle on October 2. A green line shows the light rail route, which travels north-south. The U District station label is shown in pink. The Roosevelt station label is shown in green. The Northgate station label is shown in blue. Additional cartoon graphics showcase Lake Washington and Puget Sound water bodies in blue, with clouds, whales, sailboats, trees, houses, buildings, and other decals to indicate the city landscape.
An artistic map of the three new Link light rail stations opening on Saturday, October 2, located at Northgate, Roosevelt, and the U District.

#3: Community celebration in the Roosevelt neighborhood

Event details at-a-glance:

  • Date: Saturday, October 2
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: At the new Roosevelt Station – 12th Ave NE and NE 66th St (Google Maps location)
A poster lists the event details of a community celebration in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood on Saturday, October 2, 2021. A guitar is visible on the left and three people are dancing together on the right. Additional text notes several local bands that will be playing live music, food and coffee that will be available, and the event sponsors of local volunteers, RNA, and EVOLVE Hair and Art. The image also notes that music, dance, food trucks, local speakers, self-guided tours, and light rail train rides will be available.
Event poster for a community celebration planned at the new Roosevelt Link light rail station on Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

#4: U District Station Opening Festival and $3 Food Walk

Event details at-a-glance:

Graphic image showcasing the U District Station Opening Festival and $3 Food Walk event on Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Image shows a picnic table bench and umbrella, with two U District area towers shown in a stylized graphic with other food, drink and fun artwork shown in the background.
The U District Station Opening Festival and $3 Food Walk will feature a wide variety of community activities – and lots of fresh, delicious food!

Final reminder regarding COVID-19 health and safety precautions: Once again, please help us keep community members and event participants safe by masking up, adhering to public health guidelines, and following instructions from on-site event staff and volunteers. Thank you for your interest and dedication to keeping us safe and celebrating these major milestones for the region!