Airmen Memorial Bridge Dedication

The Regional Transportation Authority and the City of Tucson celebrated the completion of the RTA-funded Kolb Road Connection to Sabino Canyon Road on Jan. 5, 2017. The Sabino Canyon Road extension includes new bridges over the Vincent Mullins Landfill and the Pantano Wash. The project is one of 35 roadway projects in the voter-approved, 20-year regional transportation plan. More than 770 projects have been completed halfway through plan implementation.

Shown at the ribbon-cutting, from left, are Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy, RTA Board Member Mike Hammond, RTA Board Chair Ed Honea, Tucson Council Member Paul Cunningham, Kyle Cunningham, Tucson Mayor and RTA Board Member Jonathan Rothschild, RTA Executive Director Farhad Moghimi, Kolb Road Task Force Member Kathy Hebb, Kolb Road Task Force Member Diana Dessy, Buck O’Rielly, Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy and Susie Christy.

The new bridge also was dedicated as the Airmen Memorial Bridge to recognize 18 airmen who died on Nov. 30, 1944, when two planes crashed over the Pantano Wash while they were participating in a training mission serving the United States during World War II.


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