APTOS — A brand new bridge is coming to Aptos inside a couple of years and native residents presently have a golden alternative to make their design preferences recognized.
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Fee, the lead on the mission, is searching for the general public’s enter on two proposed variations of a 300-foot lengthy bicycle and pedestrian bridge that may run adjoining to the trestle close to the center of Aptos Village. The bridge is one part of a multimodal transportation mission that entails establishing auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder amenities alongside Freeway 1 from Freedom Boulevard to State Park Drive and the event of Coastal Rail Path Phase 12.
The bridge will stretch over Aptos Creek and Soquel Drive on the north facet of Aptos Village. Digital renderings and a roughly two-minute video offering a digital tour of the mission can be found at sccrtc.org and suggestions is being collected through a web-based survey – additionally obtainable on the web site – till Feb. 9.
The principle variations between the 2 bridge choices are the bridge assist sort and the general visible aesthetics. One model is named a “tied arch bridge” supported by two 300-foot-long curved arches, rust coloured within the renderings, with the deck supported under. The arch is 50-feet tall, in response to the discharge and makes a hanging visible assertion.
The second choice is named a “stress ribbon bridge” and is supported by suspension cables inside a concrete deck. It contains a extra minimalist design, in response to the discharge, and affords a harmonious mix with the surroundings.
The phase proposal, that includes a 1.25-mile path operating by way of Aptos alongside the Santa Cruz Department Rail Line, initially included a three-span easy prefabricated bridge. However the mission growth staff encountered challenges with utilities conflicting with the situation of bridge columns, in response to the discharge, and now favor a single-span design in consequence.
Each bridge sorts have comparable prices, mission officers say, and the bridge railings and width can be an identical.
The mission is presently within the last design part, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, in response to the discharge. Building is scheduled to start in 2026, pending availability of funding.
Take the survey
What: Most popular design for bicycle and pedestrian bridge subsequent to trestle in Aptos.
When: Till Feb. 9.
How: On-line at sccrtc.org.
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