Preferred Alternative Selected
As part of its final alternatives evaluation process, the City and County of Denver has identified a preferred alternative for the new bridge. The bridge will be located between 35th and 36th Streets and will include an elevator and stairs on both sides of the railroad tracks with landings and sidewalks extending north and south on Blake Street and Wazee Street.
On the east side, a sidewalk and plaza will be built directly adjacent to RTD’s 38th & Blake Station. On the west side, a sidewalk and plaza area will extend south to 35th Street to strengthen connections to the redeveloping areas on Brighton Boulevard.
The City is designing the bridge to be consistent with other planned structures in the area. Based on input expressed in the public outreach process, several driving factors for the design were developed. While the design is constrained by the project budget, future opportunities for partnerships that may be helpful in reaching long-term urban design and connectivity goals will also be explored.
View the draft design factors in the March 2014 Project Update here. Additional information on design features can be viewed here.
Construction Coming in 2015
As the design process concludes, construction of the project will go out to bid in late 2014 with construction slated to begin in 2015. Opening is planned for 2016 to coincide with the opening of RTD’s 38th & Blake Station on the East Rail Line.