Inform the Pier Bridge Replacement Project
February 12, 2018
by Selim Eren
The City of Santa Monica, in cooperation with Caltrans, is proposing to reconstruct the Santa Monica Pier Bridge to meet current seismic and safety standards, and we want your input! The following three alternatives were evaluated in the environmental report:
- Alternative 1 would replace the existing bridge with a new, wider bridge in the same location and construct a temporary bridge on Moss Avenue to maintain vehicle access to the pier during construction.
- Alternative 2 would be the same replacement bridge as proposed in Alternative 1, however, vehicular access during construction would be via a temporary vehicle ramp from Parking Lot 1 North.
- Alternative 3 would construct two new permanent bridges. The existing bridge would be replaced with a new bridge in the same location for primarily pedestrian and bicycle use. Vehicle access to the pier would be via the second new permanent bridge at Moss Avenue.
You can review the draft environmental impact report here, and more information can be found on the project website at smgov.net/smpierbridge, at all Santa Monica libraries, and at Caltrans District 7 (100 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012).
The deadline to submit input is Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. You can provide comments through email or mail. Comments submitted by mail must be postmarked by March 15, 2018.
Selim Eren, P.E., Civil Engineer
City of Santa Monica, Civil Engineering Division
1437 4th St., Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401