South Bayfront Bridge/Horton Landing Park

Upcoming Construction (July 29, 2020)

Pile driving was completed in mid-June.  

Concrete work continues on the vertical supports and bridge ramps on both the east and west sides of the bridge.  Offsite, the fabrication of the steel Arch bridge is in progress.  The fabrication schedule of the bridge has had COVID-19 delay impacts.

The Project

The City of Emeryville is building a new bridge over Union Pacific Railroad tracks for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as an adjacent park. Construction started January 6, 2020 and is expected to finish Fall 2021.

Bayfront bridge front angle

The South Bayfront Bridge will connect Ohlone Way and the Bay Street area with Horton Street across the tracks. The bridge will span 227 feet and pass over Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way.

Horton Landing Park

The new Horton Landing Park will be built on the east side of the train tracks. It will be a new addition to the Emeryville Greenway.  Pathways in the park will connect the bridge to adjacent streets at Horton Street just south of 53rd St and near Stanford Ave.  The greenway within Horton Landing Park will connect to a future greenway segment that extends southward to Sherwin near Halleck St.

Ghilotti Construction is the bridge contractor. For more images and the details about the construction bidding, please see this slideshow.

Project Documents are available as follows:

Project Status:

First phase of work began on the west side of the railroad tracks within the Bay Street Shops and Residences along Ohlone Way.   The second phase has commenced on the east side of the railroad tracks.  

The advancement of this project has continued through the COVID-19 Pandemic shelter in place order.  Minor disruptions in progress have occurred though the full extent remains uncertain.  The City and the Contractor are working together to conform to the latest Health Orders issued by Alameda County and the State of California to minimize infection risks to workers, residents and the general public.   

West side work involves constructing reinforced concrete stairs, ramps, and the support for the elevated steel Arch Span Bridge.

The concrete work of the West Stair west of the Bay Street Garage Bridge was substantially done at the end of June.  The segment of the West stair east of the garage bridge is expected to be placed in July.  Other work (railings, lighting, sidewalk reconstruction) related to completing it will follow in the coming months.

The west arch span support cap was done in July.

Significant progress on the West Ramp is expected to be made in July.  Work is advancing on the northerly portions of the structure working south until the entire ramp is completed.

A variety of construction equipment and temporary supports are in place surrounding the construction on Ohlone way.  Public passing through this area to access the garage, please take caution and respect construction security and safety measures.

Pile Driving work has been completed for the project.

Construction within the future Horton Landing Park will continue in the Summer with the construction of abutments for a new span over Temescal Creek that is currently called “East Creek Bridge.”  With piles placed, foundations and the vertical supports of the steel Arch Span are currently being made, as well as for the East Stairs and for the East Ramp.  The contractor will focus on installing the East Stair, the East Creek Bridge and the Eastern support for the Arch Span in the coming weeks to months.

The arch span fabrication has begun in Arizona.   Due to Covid-19 supply chain challenges a date for span delivery has not yet been determined.  The Arch will need to be assembled in the area where the East Ramp is to be located.  Construction on the east Ramp will proceed after the steel arch span is assembled, tested and set across the Railroad Tracks.

west stairWest Stairswest rampWest Ramp (Looking Northerly)
west ramp falseworkWest Ramp Falsework (Looking Northerly)east stair and supports
East Stairs and East Supports Main Bridge