A Harbor Drive Pedestrian suspension bridge will provide people with safe passage from Park Boulevard to the Convention Center without encountering car and train traffic. The project will complete a 100- year old vision of a Park-to-Bay Link, connecting two important regional assets: Balboa Park and San Diego Bay. The bridge will improve traffic circulation and access to and from the waterfront and Barrio Logan as well as connecting the 2,000-space Port of San Diego parking garage with Park Boulevard. Located next to PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, the bridge will safely connect stadium visitors to the other side of Harbor Drive and the Bay. The bridge will include pedestrian barriers and enhanced safety crossing technologies. CCDC is selecting a contractor and will negotiate a contract by year-end so that construction could begin early next year. The bridge should take 15 months to complete.
Development officials say the suspension-style bridge – with cables stretching from end to end – will give San Diego a distinctive architectural statement and create an elegant gateway to downtown.