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Ground breaking for Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

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Ground will be broken Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the long-planned Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge that will span Harbor Drive and the train/trolley tracks, and link the San Diego Convention Center with Petco Park.

The bridge will allow Petco Park visitors and Convention Center guests safe passage across Harbor Drive. This structure will also connect the 2,000-space Port of San Diego parking garage with Park Boulevard.

The at-grade crossing will include pedestrian barriers and enhanced safety crossing technologies, thus improving traffic circulation and access to and from the waterfront and Barrio Logan.

The bridge is a uniquely funded project and is a collaboration of local, state, regional and federal agencies, including the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), California Transportation Commission, CCDC, working on behalf of the City of San Diego and its Redevelopment Agency; JMI Realty, the Federal Highway Administration, SANDAG and the Unified Port of San Diego. Submissions for additional funding continue.

The bridge's design includes a 500-foot curved span, a 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, and landscaped plazas on the north and south sides.

For more details about the bridge including design elements, timelines, project team members and more, visit www.ccdc.com and click on the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge Link.

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