More than a year behind schedule, the $26.8 million Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge will be one of the nations longest self-anchored pedestrian suspension bridges. The main problem that delayed the construction were that it was built 7 percent heavier, requiring recalibration of the cables that will hold it up. The delay has been very frustrating and council man Jerry Sanders says “It should have been finished by now.”
The bridge will span across Harbor Drive at Park Boulevard and will bring to life the vision of linking Balboa Park and the San Diego Bay. The bridge will also allow the reopening of Harbor Drive at Park Boulevard to vehicular traffic.
The bridges unique design will include:
• 500-foot curved span
• 130-foot center angled pylon
• 16-foot-wide by 3-foot-thick concrete deck, 25 feet above Harbor Drive
• Stainless steel-wrapped suspension cable railing
• Enhanced lighting above and below bridge deck and on center pylon
• Landscaped plazas on north and south sides.
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