Bridge Design

The design of the new multimodal bridge will occur during the fall and winter of 2017/18 with an intent to advertise for bids for construction in the spring of 2018. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified consulting engineering firms was first published on September 2, 2017.Selection of a design firm for the project was completed in September and design work commenced in November. 

The Multimodal Bridge is proposed to include two vehicular travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and two pedestrian sidewalks.  The width of the bridge is likely to match the existing roadway width on both sides of Paradise Creek. The bridge elevation will be set in accordance with floodplain requirements and as low as possible to minimize impacts on surrounding properties, sidewalks, and driveways. 

The existing street on both sides of Paradise Creek was designed and constructed at elevations anticipated to accommodate future bridge construction.  This is likely to minimize elevation discrepancies with surrounding properties. At this time, the City is not anticipating the need to acquire any additional street right of way, but confirmation of this situation will occur during the design process.

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1. Bridge Design
2. Corridor Assessment
3. Schedule and Design
4. Traffic Model
5. Speed Limits
6. Funding
7. Street Classification
8. Third Street Bridge History
9. Third Street Planning Sources