Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Garden Bridge

Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Garden Bridge

Glendale, California
United States
Glendale Narrows

TYLin provided architectural concepts and engineering design services for a bicycle-pedestrian bridge for the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Garden Bridge Project.

Located in Glendale, California, the proposed Riverwalk will include close to one mile of trails for bicyclists and pedestrians and associated infrastructure. These include parks, rest areas, river overlooks, an equestrian facility, interpretive signage, public art, and two pedestrian bridges over the Los Angeles River. One bridge will connect the Riverwalk to Griffith Park and the other will link to North Atwater. 

In the initial phases of the project, TYLin presented 15 bridge designs over a six-month period. Public comments received in community workshops led to a preferred bridge type.  For the next phases, TYLin will complete the preliminary and final designs for the Riverwalk’s new “Garden River Bridge.”

The Garden River Bridge will consist of a two-span curvilinear structure with canopied seating areas to provide shade and scenic views of the Los Angeles River.

Project Highlights:

  • TYLin’s designs will provide users with an exceptional river-crossing experience.
  • Designs for the Garden River Bridge varied from multi-span to single-span bridges and traditional to contemporary in style.
  • Key criteria include the number and location of the piers due to impacts on river flow and operations.
  • Designs conform to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ regulatory guidelines and permitting agency requirements.