The new pedestrian bridge is 230 feet long crossing over Guadalupe River. The design team selected a single-span configuration to reduce the weight and its impact on the levee. The design required coordination with Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and meeting California Fish and Game permit requirements. The bridge is supported on large diameter Cast-In-Drilled-Hole (CIDH) piles. PARIKH provided inspection and consultation for the CIDH foundations to VTA.
PARIKH conducted slope stability analyses in accordance with United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) guidelines due to the foundation construction into the existing levees, which was certified by SCVWD. PARIKH addressed retaining wall design and construction considerations. PARIKH completed the project on schedule and within budget.
The project received Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC) Engineering Excellence Award