The Innovation Bridge Project will connect the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station and thousands of jobs and housing units within Fremont’s Innovation District. This bicycle and pedestrian path is a critical link in Fremont’s multimodal transportation network.
There is no existing direct bicycle/pedestrian route from the Warm Springs/ South Fremont BART Station to the major employment center west of I-880.
The Innovation District needs a safe, comfortable, and convenient active transportation option access to housing, employers, and recreational facilities.
Complete the southernmost segment of the East Bay Greenway regional trail through Fremont and connects to Bay Trail.
Connects 4,000 new housing units within Warm Springs/South Fremont to major employers, providing 40,000 jobs, and to regional open spaces in the area.
Provides a safe pedestrian and bicycle connection across I-880 within the Innovation District.
Planning and design activities are funded through a $5.5 million grantfrom AlamedaCountyTransportation Commission and will be complete by Fall 2021.
Constructionfundingintheamount of $55.1 million is beingpursued.Subject to funding availability, project construction is proposed to start in Fall 2021 and be complete in Summer 2024.
Marked by an architecturally significant 200-ft tall pylon that is highlighted by a set of twisting cables that accentuate the drastic curvature of the main span, this unique landmark signifies the Innovation District.
Clearance, Preliminary Engineering, and Final Design - Anticipated Completion
Date Fall 2021
Implementing Agency: City of Fremont
Current Phase: PE/Environmental
Alameda CTC approved allocation of Measure BB funds for the Environmental, Preliminary Engineering, and Final Design phases of the project as part of their 2018 Comprehensive Investment Plan.
City of Fremont is the lead agency for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Caltrans is the lead agency for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Caltrans approved the Project Initiation Document in Winter 2019 and permitted the project studies to move into the Project Approval and Environmental Document phase.