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Updated Construction of Branciforte Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Project Begins on March 27

Post Date:03/23/2017


March 23, 2017 (Updated 8.30.17)


Nathan Nguyen, Civil Engineer, (831) 420-5188

Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166


SANTA CRUZ – The City of Santa Cruz is scheduled to begin construction of the Branciforte Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Project on Monday, March 27. The project will include an active transportation bridge from San Lorenzo Park over Branciforte Creek and a paved multi-use path under the Soquel Avenue Bridge to meet the existing Riverwalk path.

The multi-use path will connect to the levee trail south of the Soquel Avenue Bridge completing the gap in the 5-mile Riverwalk system that runs north-south through the center of Santa Cruz. 

The project was conceived in the 1987 San Lorenzo River Design Concept Plan and is part of the City’s approved Active Transportation Plan (formerly the Bike Plan) and Capital Improvement Program. An extensive public process was completed through the City’s Transportation and Public Works Commission to select the alignment and design.

Construction, funded by a $1.8 million Caltrans Active Transportation Program grant and $400,000 in local Gas Tax funds, will be performed by Graniterock and is slated for completion in November.

The project will help to increase walking, biking and safety in Santa Cruz while serving a wide spectrum of active transportation users.

For questions or more information, please contact Project Manager Nathan Nguyen at (831) 420-5188 or



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