Grand Avenue Bridge & Pathway Connector

City of San Rafael, California

Grand Avenue and Francisco Boulevard East form the primary corridor for residents living in the Canal Neighborhood, the most densely populated area in Marin County. Local street connections between the Canal Neighborhood and the rest of the City were severely limited by the constraints of the San Rafael Canal waterway, the existing Grand Avenue Bridge, Highway 101, and Interstate 580.

Coastland | DCCM provided construction management and inspection services for this important project. The primary objective was to fill a significant bicycle/pedestrian safety gap within a major north-south corridor and link to other recently constructed bicycle/pedestrian improvements on both Grand Avenue and Francisco Boulevard East. With the completion of the bridge, pedestrian traffic is separated from vehicle traffic.

This project consisted of all work associated with the fabrication and placement of HID precast concrete piles, construction of concrete abutments, fabrication and installation of the new 136-foot-span steel bridge, construction of ADA compliance at grade approaches to the bridge, modification of the existing vehicular bridge sidewalks, installation of methacrylate bridge deck treatment, concrete guardrail, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, striping, electrical fixtures, utility relocation of water line currently suspended for the existing vehicle bridge, traffic controls, hot mix asphalt, and retaining walls on Grand Avenue between Second Street and Francisco Boulevard East.

The project was completed in April 2019 within the $2.5 million budget.

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