|September 2009 (36.9844 Degrees, -122.0277 Degrees) San Lorenzo River Pedestrian Bridge|
The bridge is 300 ft long, with a 130 ft long main span and 85 ft long side spans. It's made of cor-ten steel, which has a protective exterior that doesn't need painting. The superstructure sits on hammerhead bents and seat-type abutments. I would imagine it was built in sections in a factory and brought to the site to be assembled.
The bridge was in planning from 2001 and finally got built in 2008 after a lengthy environmental approval process. It was supposed to cost $2.5 million but ended up costing a little more due to change orders. It was designed and built by a consortium of engineering firms including TRC, Syblon Reid, and Parsons Brinkerhoff. It won an award from the American Public Works Association for the Monterey Area.
Santa Cruz County, California Bridges: San Lorenzo River Pedestrian Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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