The City of Tacoma opened the Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge, formerly known as the Puyallup River Bridge, on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Located on Puyallup Avenue between Portland Avenue and Milwaukee Way, the bridge has weight restriction of 20 tons — double that of the pre-closure restriction. This means that empty trucks traveling to and from the Port of Tacoma may now use the bridge.

Earlier this year, the Tacoma City Council passed a resolution renaming the Puyallup River Bridge to the Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the City dedicated the Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge in August. The Tribe’s Planning, Language, and Historic Preservation departments worked with the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to rename the bridge and commemorate its significance.