Ok, so its not officially called "The Dam Bridge", but that will end up being its nickname. Officially the Folsom Lake Crossing is due to open March 28, 2009. That day is supposed to be its Grand Opening, with a fun filled community festival says the City of Folsom.
For those of you not living in Folsom, this new bridge will add a third way across the American River here in Folsom. Our Folsom Dam Road was closed shortly after 9/11 due to concerns about security for the dam. Since the closing Folsom has had some serious traffic jams in and around our "old Folsom area". The Folsom Lake Crossing bridge will bring much needed relief to our old Folsom downtown and will shorten commutes to the Roseville, Granite Bay and Auburn areas.
I will keep an eye out when the activities for the Grand Opening are announced and will be sure to let you know about them.