The I Street bridge built around the time Henry Ford released the first Model T, more than a century ago, is testament to its enduring strength. But the bridge falls short of carrying modern day traffic and is far too narrow to be bike and ped friendly.
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are beginning the process of planning and figuring out how to pay for a new bridge. The bridge will be located upstream of the existing I Street bridge and include bike lanes and accessible sidewalks. The existing I Street Bridge, however, will remain in place for the 40 or so commuter and freight train services daily.
To assist with the planning, the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento are developing alternatives and analyzing environmental impacts over the next year. Environmental approval is expected in 2016. Following an environmental okay, the cities will proceed with final design and then construction.
Stay updated via the project’s website here.