Oct. 19, 2015 – The Poudre Tech Metropolitan District, in conjunction with the Water Valley Land Company and Pelican Lakes Golf Club & Resort, on Oct. 19 officially made public a 190-foot pedestrian bridge that spans the Cache la Poudre River.
“This bridge is not about getting back and forth,” said Water Valley CEO Martin Lind to several dozen people who gathered for the christening of the bridge. “It’s not about taking your kids to the pool or the restaurant. This bridge is about connecting our community – the Water Valley community.
“Today the Water Valley community is officially ONE community.”
The Poudre Tech Metropolitan District, which is the special taxing district within Water Valley and Pelican Hills communities that functions to provide amenity development, maintenance and water to its residents, paid for the bridge at just under $800,000.
The bridge, which was set on May 1, is the official pedestrian overpass for Water Valley residents to and from the North and South side of the community. Its creation is to provide a safer transportation route for non-golfers to get across the community. Lind stressed that all non-golf traffic be isolated to the new bridge.
The northern entry is located near the tee boxes of the Pelican Lakes driving range, while the southern access point is between the 8th green and 9th tee box of the golf course.
“A bridge is a symbol of progress,” said Lind. “It’s a symbol of destination. We intend for this bridge to be the symbol for Water Valley and a focal point of your lives.”
Lind thanked several businesses and people who assisted in the construction of the bridge. Those mentioned were manufacturer Big R Bridge Company, engineer TST Consulting Engineering, excavator Jag’s Enterprise, landscape architect Norris Design, landscaper Southern Exposure, the Pelican Lakes maintenance staff and members from the Water Valley Land Company and Town of Windsor staff.
“The new Poudre River Bridge takes you where you want to go, and where you need to be,” said Lind.
Lind was accompanied by several people as he cut a large ribbon that spanned the entrance of the bridge. Those people were Windsor Mayor John Vazquez, Windsor Town Board member Ivan Adams, Water Valley COO Patrick McMeekin and Water Valley HOA board members Lynn Leader, Kenton Brunner, David Sislowski and Pete LeClair.
Following the ceremonious ribbon cutting, Lind broke a bottle of champagne near the base of the bridge to signal its official unveiling to the community.
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