As a Downtown San Diego Condo home owner in the East Village…I have been following the plans and construction of the bridge and I think its just awesome that the bridge actually have received national, regional and local awareness. Before the bridge was completed, we all had to walk around over to the Gaslamp District to be able to get access to the San Diego Convention Center and the water front…the bridge has definitely opened up easy access to this great area of Downtown San Diego.
One of the world’s longest self-anchored pedestrian bridges the “Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge” located right next to Petco Park in the East Village/Ballpark District has been honored and received three awards.
- It took second place in the Bridge Category by American Road & Transportation Association for using material appropriate for San Diego’s Marine environment, mitigation of potential hazards for pedestrian crossing railroad tracks and train operations and Harbor Drive and community involvement during the planning stages.
- Project of the Year in the Transportation Category by the American Public Works Association (APWA) and The Award of Excellence by Urban Land Institute because it enhances walkability and provides safe passage over train and trolley tracks for pedestrians between the waterfront and the East Village. The award also acknowledged efforts to minimize schedule conflicts with freight trains and trolleys along with the public outreach process prior to the design phase.
- The ULI Awards of Excellence identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. The awards recognize the full development process of a project – construction, economic viability, marketing and management, as well as design.
For more information on the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, please visit CCDC and to read 92101 Urban Living’s former blogs about the bridge click on Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in Downtown San Diego – Now Open, The New Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in the East Village/Ballpark District is a Few Steps Closer to Being Complete!, Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge – A Year Behind Schedule, Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge Breaks Ground, Downtown San Diego Harbor Drives View is Now Forever Changed and The Development of the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge Continues in the East Village District!