About the Exhibition
Photographs from contractors and staff document over two years of LYNX Blue Line Construction. With curator, Devlin McNeil, staff reviewed over 4,000 construction images and selected 140 photographs for permanent exhibition in the South Boulevard Light Rail Facility. The second floor highlights the maintenance facility and the light rail vehicles, while the third floor chronicles light rail construction from 2005 - 2007.
Construction of the Blue Line officially began with the groundbreaking ceremony on February 26, 2005. The following two and a half years brought dramatic changes to the South Corridor landscape. The vision, over a decade in the making, became reality as work progressed on the 9.6 mile alignments, 15 stations, 11 bridges, seven park and ride lots and the 92,000 square-foot light rail maintenance facility.
Over 800 construction workers built the track bed, roadbeds, tracks, bridges, electrical and communications systems, passenger amenities, and landscaping. Sixteen light rail vehicles were manufactured in Sacramento, California. Thirteen artists impacted the corridor in over 200 places with public art.