When you talk infrastructure, consider the Renslow Trestle

May 14, 2021

An opinion piece in the Yakima Herald about the newly completed Renslow Trestle. Read the full article here.


With all the talk about fixing the country’s long-neglected infrastructure, it seems worth noting the completion of a local infrastructure project, the Renslow Trestle near Kittitas. It’s one of those relatively modest undertakings that a lot of people are apt to shrug off. But its benefits will be significant and long-lasting — and not just to a few hardcore outdoor enthusiasts.

The two-year project came to about $800,000 and was partly covered by a grant from the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition.

Maintaining the country’s basic framework adds up to better quality of life, public safety, wide-open avenues to commerce — and great local getaways like the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.