On May 8, 2012, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the bridge to commemorate and officially thank the many people whose involvement and persistence led to the renovation and made the bridge and trail open to the public. Here's a brief article in the Newton Patch with a video:
Among the many attendees at the opening ceremony:
Newton State Rep. Kay Khan, Newton Mayor Setti Warren, Mass. Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan, Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Newton Aldermen Deb Crossley, Vicky Danberg, and Marcia Johnson; Wellesley Selectboard chair Barbara Searle.
The Newton TAB also provided coverage: