Completing the Vision
of Loretta Anawalt
Loretta Anawalt saw potential in the City of Pullman to improve
the quality of life through established walkways and protected
rivers. She was one of the founding members of the Pullman
Civic Trust, leading Pullman to become one of Washington's
first Main Street cities. Loretta passed away in 2007 but
her legacy lives on with the Pullman Civic Trust.
While the city was able to accomplish
many of the goals Loretta hoped to reach in her lifetime,
there is always room for improvement. The Trust has developed
a plan to create a pedestrian bridge over the South Fork of
the Palouse River. This will connect the new path along Johnson
Ave. to businesses up and down Bishop Boulevard. This pedestrian
bridge will allow travel by bicycle or by foot and avoidance
of the traffic on Johnson Ave.
Expansion of the trail system
will improve the personal and
environmental health of the community, and
also promote business within the community.
Location of the
Johnson Road Trail and Bridge to the Stars
| The Johnson
Road Trail, constructed in 2010, follows a former railroad
bed, starting where Johnson Ave. crosses the Palouse River,
and continues above the river toward the Bellevue apartments
and other housing. It also passes the new Humane Society facility.
The bridge will cross the river
near numerous Bishop Blvd. businesses and medical facilties.
of B. Ryder
|The Bridge to
the Stars will cross the Palouse River from the
Johnson Avenue trail extension, allowing easy access onto
A gift of $30,000 has been pledged by the Pullman Civic Trust as
an anchor for private donations. Additional funding is expected
to come from a combination of state and other grants. No capital
funding from the City will be needed. The City of Pullman will apply
for the grants and build the project.
Gifts from private citizens and local businesses are critical to
the success of this project. All levels of pledges, gifts and deferred
gifts are welcome. Donors of $250 or more will be recognized on
a plaque on the Bridge to the Stars and all
donations are tax-deductible.
This is your chance to make a lasting mark on the community by
placing your family name on the Bridge to the Stars.
This project is envisioned as an important
link in the ever-expanding network of paths throughout Pullman.
However, the difficult economic climate, conceptualization of a
new path extending across the Bridge, and major projects by other
Pullman community groups have led the Pullman Civic Trust to push
back the bridge construction target date. In the meantime, a dedicated
account has been set up specifically for Bridge to the Stars donations;
donations for the Bridge are always
THANK YOU to all who have already given a gift for the Bridge
to the Stars.
For more information or to volunteer to help us raise funds for
this project, please contact Lisa Carloye,
phone 509-338-9108 or email.
Bridge Donation Form
How to Help