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.
Design Phase Begins
The project is now moving into detailed design. The City will design 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 have been developed.
View the draft factors in the March Project Update here.
Additional public input will be sought throughout the process to help optimize the design and function of the bridge and entry plazas. While the design will be 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 identified.