BART Warm Springs West Access Bridge & Plaza Project | City of Fremont Official Website
- "Opening of the bridge is anticipated in late Fall 2021."
BART: Warm Springs pedestrian bridge to open in fall after long delay
The bridge — which includes a steel truss portion and cable-stayed section connected to a massive white 110-foot pointed pylon — is about 250 feet long and crosses over several Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Then about how, without the bridge, one has to go a long way around.
The bulk of the construction on the West Access Bridge and Plaza by Oakland-based contractor Shimmick has been completed for about six months, ...
Since then, Fremont and BART officials said Shimmick has been working to integrate and later test the project’s electronics and emergency systems with the transit agency ...
The article has an aerial view from some 3 blocks to the west. The Aya (northwest) and Innovia (southwest) apartment buildings look done, but there are some vacant lots near them.
Construction had an odd difficulty. The box-truss span of the bridge was built in Washington State, and it was to be trucked on I-5. But road work on that freeway required detouring into Idaho and Nevada, something that added several months to the schedule. It also caused trouble for scheduling its installation, something that requires Union Pacific to suspend operations on its tracks there.
Even though riders may not see many workers swarming the site currently, work is being done, much of which involves “the communications between the elevator, escalator, fire alarm, sprinklers, the gates, and security cameras” and documenting it all, Larsen said.
“It’s just like if you buy a new car, you get an operations manual, an owners manual that comes with it,” he said.
The article also has some downward aerial views of the bridge, and the article inlines this drone view of the bridge: Drone views of the new Warm Springs BART West Access Bridge - YouTube
Builders' pages on the bridge:
Warm Springs BART Pedestrian Bridge
-- Biggs Cardosa
BART Warm Springs Extension Access Bridge and Plaza - Shimmick-Heavy Civil Construction and Operations