The City Of Oakland sent this release on Oakland’s Embarcadero Bridge Project.
Oakland, CA – A major City Of Oakland seismic replacement project at Oakland’s Embarcadero Bridge has been completed, the City’s Department of Transportation (OakDOT) will announce Friday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
When: Friday, June 28 at 9:00 a.m
Where: Embarcadero Bridge, near the Jack London Aquatic Center at 115 Embarcadero
Who: City of Oakland Department of Transportation Director Ryan Russo, Oakland Public Works
The project, in construction since 2015, represents a major investment in seismic safety in Oakland. The project was primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Bridge Program (HBP), California’s Proposition 1B, and Alameda County’s Measure B. Including design and construction project costs were approximately $31.4 million.
In addition to meeting all current seismic safety standards, the new bridge is wider and taller providing an underpass to connect Lake Merritt and the estuary, allowing for small boats to pass. The project expanded space for more modes of transportation, from a single 5’ sidewalk on just one side of the old bridge, to a new 5’ sidewalk on one side, two bike lanes, and a 12’ multiuse path.
The event Friday will include a brief speaking program, media availability for interviews, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.