Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge

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Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge
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Coordinates37°20′0.2″N 122°3′2″W / 37.333389°N 122.05056°W / 37.333389; -122.05056 (Mary Avenue Bridge)Coordinates: 37°20′0.2″N 122°3′2″W / 37.333389°N 122.05056°W / 37.333389; -122.05056 (Mary Avenue Bridge)
Carriesbicycles and pedestrians
CrossesInterstate 280 (California)
LocaleCupertino, California
Official nameDon Burnett Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Materialsteel[1]
Total length503 ft (153.3 m)[1]
Height79.9 ft (24.4 m)
Longest span325 ft (99.1 m)[1]
No. of spans3[1]
History
DesignerHNTB Corp, architect Terry Greene[1]
Construction startFebruary 1, 2008 (2008-02)[2]
Construction endNovember 17, 2008 (2008-11-18)
OpenedApril 30, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-04-30)[3]
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge is located in San Jose, California
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge
Location in San Jose, California
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge is located in San Francisco Bay Area
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge (San Francisco Bay Area)
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge is located in California
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge
Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge (California)

The Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge, renamed from Mary Avenue Bridge on July 19, 2011,[4] is a cable-stayed bridge over Interstate 280 (California), spanning Cupertino, California and Sunnyvale, California, used for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. It is the only cable-stayed pedestrian bridge over a highway in California.[5] At night the bridge is lit up and can be seen by those driving on or crossing Interstate 280.

Construction[edit]

The bridge was completed in 2008 and it cost $14.8 million.[6] Roughly 80 percent of the funding for the bridge came from grants, bonds and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.[7] The original plan for the bridge was to use concrete to keep costs down, but a steel design was chosen after the bids for a concrete bridge came in too high.[6]

Location details[edit]

North of I-280, Mary Avenue ends in a parking lot and drop-off area for Homestead High School. Mary Avenue continues south of the highway.

The address for the southern entrance to the bridge is 10655 Mary Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014-1355. The address for the northern entrance to the bridge is 21370 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Swinerton Management & Consulting (December 2009). "Mary Avenue Bicycle Footbridge". ENRCalifornia. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Mary Avenue Bicycle Footbridge". City of Cupertino. Archived from the original on 4 August 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ Fritz, Yokota (1 May 2009). "Mary Avenue bridge opening photos". cycleliciou.us. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Plaque at Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge". City of Cupertino. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Two bridge spans open over highways 101 and 237 in Sunnyvale". mercurynews.com. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  6. ^ a b "Bold design on Mary Avenue Bridge between Sunnyvale and Cupertino is turning both heads and wheels". mercurynews.com. 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  7. ^ "Former Cupertino mayor, cyclist honored with Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge". mercurynews.com. 2016-08-13. Retrieved 2018-01-22.

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