The Monon Bridge Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Ceremony was held on July 1 in the plaza underneath the new bridge on Carmel Drive. Speakers for the event included Mayor Jim Brainard, Carmel City Councilmen Ron Carter and Eric Seidensticker, and UNITED’S Dave Richter. The $3.5 million bridge includes a steel bowstring truss and was built to ensure the safety of Monon users. The bridge also has LED lights that can be used to celebrate holidays with a variety of colors.
In the early afternoon on February 5, looks of confusion were on employees faces, as a CNN film crew set up to shoot in the UNITED Bridge Team 2 area. Why would CNN be at UNITED? As it turns out, John King, the anchor of State of the Union on CNN, had interviewed Carmel Mayor, Jim Brainard, on how the stimulus plan could create much needed jobs for Hoosiers.