Take the High(land) Road

December 15 2006, 6:52 PM

Literally. The Highland Pedestrian Bridge is open for business. The opening festivities take place all day on Saturday. It all starts when Mayor Hickenlooper cuts the ribbon at 10:30 a.m. and the bridge over I-25 will officially connect the East Highlands neighborhood to Riverfront Park. Throughout the day they'll have the Denver Municipal band and a mariachi band, hay rides, bouncy castles for the kids, and at 1 p.m. food and drink booths will open up along both ends of the bridge. The newly opened Highland Bridge Lofts are offering tours; check out the chic downtown residences here. At 5:30 there will be a ceremony as the bridge is illuminated for the holiday season, and after 7 p.m., neighbors will find themselves wandering into area eateries like Lola, Vita, My Brother's Bar, Paris on the Platte, Forest Room Five and Mona's.

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