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Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge Breaks Ground

By Mike in Downtown San Diego Urban Lifestyle|November 2008 with 0 Comments


Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge RenderingAt 92101 Urban Living were always discussing the ways that a citys infrastructure can add to each individuals take on urban living. This CCDC.com October 23rd article, entitled Unique Pedestrian Overpass to Complete Park to Bay Link, explains the beginning stages of such infrastructure: a new Pedestrian Bridge allowing PETCO Park visitors and Convention Center guests a safe crossing between the waterfront and East Village over multiple train and trolley tracks.

Thursday, October 23 marked the date of the groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the beginning of construction of what will be one of the nations longest self-anchored pedestrian suspension bridges. The overpass will improve traffic in the area and serve as an important connection among neighborhoods, buildings and even regions.I know well be proud to see it as part of our skyline, stated San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.

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.

As fans and supporters of Downtown San Diego we proudly cheer on developments such as the Pedestrian Bridge as it adds to the aesthetic of our Downtown San Diego lifestyle. Almost nothing beats the views of the city skyline, the bay, Coronado and now the new Pedestrian Bridge lit up at night from your high-rise Downtown San Diego Condo or Loft.

For more information about the bridge or other redevelopment projects in the Downtown San Diego area visit www.ccdc.com. ')}