South Bayfront Bridge/Horton Landing Park
The City of Emeryville will be constructing a new bridge over Union Pacific Railroad tracks for pedestrians and bicyclists and a new linear park. Construction will begin on January 7, 2020 and is expected to finish around October 15, 2021.
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.
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 just south of 53rd St. and near Stanford Ave. The greenway within Horton Landing Park will connect to a future greenway that extends southward to Sherwin near Halleck St.
Construction will be done by Ghilotti Construction. For more images and the details about the construction bidding, please see this slideshow.
The contractor's schedule calls for beginning work along Ohlone Way, first. They will remove existing fencing and install construction fencing. There will be demolition of roadway and landscape along Ohlone Way to allow for setting and driving of piles for the new west stairway as well as Bridge and West Ramp supports. Access to the Bay Street Garage will be maintained but there will be short term blockages of the road and entrance causing delays to those motorists attempting to enter or leave the Bay Street Garage from Ohlone Way. Efforts will be made to keep this impact to a minimum. The future Horton Landing Park area, on the east side of the UPRR tracks, will start with the removal of known soil contamination. This soil remediation work is scheduled to begin the week of January 12th, weather permitting.