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  • DOT-57 Rillito Riverpath & Camino de la Tierra Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge

    Total Cost: $1,654,944
    Project Number:  CTR.4RRVPA
    Funding Sources: 1997 HURF Bonds, ADOT Grant funds, RTA
    Completion Date: September 2017 
    Managing Dept.: Transportation
    Project Map: GIS Map

    The Camino de la Tierra Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge project provides a vehicle-separated route across Camino de la Tierra. This project is located on the Rillito Riverpath, just east of the connection with the Santa Cruz Riverpath, making it one of the most highly used areas of the Loop system. The connection is a gateway from the central foothills to the path system leading south to downtown or north to Marana or Oro Valley.

    This is a transportation enhancement project, which is an ADOT/FHWA grant program to provide alternative transportation projects. Additional regional funding was provided from the RTA.

    The project constructed a new 12-foot wide nine-span pedestrian bridge using salvaged highway bridge girders from a local bridge replacement project. The bridge surface consists of the typical asphalt, and uses a chain link fencing along the path. Other ancillary items installed include connections to the road bike lanes, the trailhead and restroom area, and landscaping.

    The contractor, Falcone Brothers, along with the re-use of the concrete girders presented a unique construction challenge throughout the project installation. The project team was able to work diligently to overcome field conditions and changes in order to keep the final construction cost within the original awarded value.

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