Cascadia bridge anniversary fete honors Sen. Mae Yih
July 3, 2019
Of The New Era
Cascadia residents honored retired state Sen. Mae Yih Saturday afternoon, June 29, at Cascadia State Park as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Cascadia State Park bridge, which ensured two access points across the South Santiam River.
The state government closed the old bridge in 1991 when state officials deemed it unsafe. That meant all of the traffic to the state park traveled Cascadia Drive, a gravel road – and if a tree fell, it could block access to Short Bridge and Highway 20.
Cascadia residents came together and sought Yih’s help to re...