The Hylebos Bridge had its celebratory opening this morning.
The structure spans the Hylebos Waterway, connecting Alexander Avenue East and Marine View Drive.
An emergency stop broke one of its drive shafts, closing the drawbridge in 2001.
About $23 million worth of mechanical, electrical and other renovations later, the bridge reopened to traffic June 1.
Today marked the celebration of the reopening by the city and the Port of Tacoma.
It won’t fill all the gaps for drivers in what used to be a straight route from downtown Tacoma to the tideflats. The Blair Bridge was demolished in 1997, and the Murray Morgan Bridge is currently being renovated.