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City narrows options for Longhorn Dam bridge design

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Tai Moses

While we were lounging on the couch reading novels and eating ice cream this summer, the Austin Transportation and Public Works departments were hard at work sifting through responses from a community engagement project involving five designs for a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Lady Bird Lake, as well as improvements to the existing bridge. Of the five bridge alternatives the project team presented – plus a no-build option – the community was most enthusiastic about Alternative B (see diagram below), a bridge shaped like a wishbone that connects to the shoreline in three spots. The team will present its recommendation to the public at a final open house this fall and a final preliminary engineering report will also recommend one bridge alternative sometime this winter. Sign up for project updates here.

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