Our dream of moving to West Salem included being able to use the historic Union Street Railroad Bridge to walk into downtown Salem. This former railroad bridge was converted into a pedestrian and bicycle bridge by the City of Salem after purchasing it for the special price of one dollar. It makes for a scenic route to cross the Willamette River from Wallace Marine Park and access Riverfront Park and the City of Salem without traffic congestion or parking worries. Our destination for this morning was The Beanery where a group of our friends from the Chemeketans meet Monday mornings for a Koffee Klatch. We also swung by the Salem Summit Company for a quick bit of shopping before returning back over the bridge.