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