The Warm Springs BART West Access Bridge and Plaza Project reached a significant milestone in late September. The truss span of the bridge, connecting directly to the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station, and over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks, was installed. The pylon for the cable stay span of the bridge has also been installed along with a portion of the cable stay bridge deck over the UPRR spur line. Both installations are now visible from surrounding streets.
This milestone was achieved after comprehensive and complex coordination efforts between the City of Fremont, BART, and UPRR, with special attention to safety, protection of the existing BART facilities and patrons, and protection of UPRR facilities and trains. Ultimately, the bridge will provide a pedestrian/bicycle connection between the BART station and the new residences, as well as major employers in the area. Construction activities for the elevator, escalator, and staircase, as well as the overall plaza, will intensify in the next couple of months.