Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

San Diego, CA

This iconic bridge connects Balboa Park to the San Diego Bay, completing the city’s 100-year-old vision of a Park-to-Bay link. It also provides a safe crossing over the heavily traveled Harbor Drive and existing train and trolley tracks, and links the San Diego Convention Center and a multi-level parking garage on the bay side with a main route into the city’s downtown and nearby Petco Park. The curved span of the bridge is supported by a unique 130′ tall inclined pylon that supports stainless steel wrapped suspension cables attached along one edge of the bridge deck. A two-cab structural glass elevator tower showcases its cables and mechanics, while connecting the plaza level to the bridge deck.

Completed in collaboration with T.Y. Lin International

Client: Centre City Development Corporation
Completion: 2011
Size: 550' long
  • AIA San Diego
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Engineering News Record California
  • AIA California Council
  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association
  • Urban Land Institute, San Diego/Tijuana
  • American Public Works Assoc., SD/Imperial Counties
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar San Diego Chapter