May 31, 2012
Belmont US 101/Ralston Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Receives APWA Project of the Year Award
The Belmont US 101/Ralston Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge was recently named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Silicon Valley Chapter Project of the Year in the Transportation, cost greater than $5 million category. T.Y. Lin International served as prime engineering consultant and provided bridge engineering services from initial concept through construction.
The $7.3 million project features a Class I, at-grade bikeway along the north side of Ralston Avenue, as well as an overcrossing bridge across Route 101.
Dedicated by the City of Belmont, California as the “Children’s Bridge,” the project links the residential neighborhoods located west of Route 101 with the Belmont Sports Complex, located east of Route 101.
The APWA Silicon Valley Chapter Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in public works projects by recognizing the partnership between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer team, and the contractor, who all work together to successfully complete public works projects.
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