Celebrating a Better Link for West Goleta

The community celebrated the new overcrossing connecting Cathedral Oaks and Hollister Avenue earlier this summer. The new bridge replaced an old overcrossing which was constructed from reactive aggregate and identified by Caltrans as a bridge that needed to be replaced.

About 70 local residents and representatives from other public agencies participated in the completion celebration for this important public project. Resident Tim Gaausch drove the Mayor in his 1967 Ford Shelby Cobra AC and led the crowd in an inaugural walk/bike/rollerblade across the bridge. The old bridge was quickly demolished in the week immediately following the opening and landscape area plans are in the works.