11th Avenue bridge grand opening July 2

A grand opening for the new SW 11th Ave. Hardwood Creek Trail bridge is set July 2 in Forest Lake. (Photo by Cliff Buchan)

The public is invited to celebrate the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail bridge grand opening along with the city of Forest Lake and Washington County at 2 p.m. Monday, July 2 at the south end of the bridge.

The gathering will be at the south end of the SW 11th Avenue bridge (CR-83) just east of US-61. Visitors are welcome to bring a bike, walking shoes, rollerblades or whatever else is needed to use the bridge. Families with children are welcome.