SOUTH BAYFRONT PEDESTRIAN / BICYCLE BRIDGE
Location: Emeryville, California, USA. Client: City of Emeryville. Project Team: Biggs Cardosa Associates (Prime), HNTB Corporation, Callandar Associates. Conceptual Design, Urban Design, Bridge Architecture: Rick Phillips, AICP, RA. Principal Structural Engineer: Mahvash Harms, PE. Architectural Team: Ethan Chang, AIA; Patrick Sheehan. Landscape Architecture: Peter Callandar, RLA. Status: Completed, 2021.Description: Signature pedestrian and bicyclist bridge spanning mainline rail corridor, linking major employment and retail/commercial centers. Unique combination of S-curved deck and asymmetrical single tied-arch creates striking image while resolving complex site conditions. Conceptual design was developed through intense stakeholder involvement. To avoid railroad impacts, main span will be constructed off-site and placed by crane. Project includes new public park (designed by Callandar Associates) and extensive urban design and interpretive features.