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Ofelia Bringas Memorial Bridge Project

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Low Water Crossing Replacement at Cathedral Canyon Drive & the Whitewater River

WHAT: 4 Lane Bridge Eliminating Low Water Crossing
WHERE: Over Whitewater River
WHEN:

Planning

Summer 2008

Preliminary Engineering &
Environmental Clearance
Spring 2012
Final Design Winter 2020

Start Construction

June 2020
Expected Project Completion

Spring 2022

 

PROJECT LINKS:

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

The purpose of the project is to improve safety on Cathedral Canyon by replacement of an existing 4-lane low water crossing with a new 4-lane all-weather bridge, approximately 599 feet long, over the Whitewater River. During heavy rains, this low water crossing becomes impassable and is closed to through traffic, severing one of only two North/South connections between Cathedral City's downtown and the many residential and commercial neighborhoods north of the Whitewater River.

The proposed new bridge will be constructed to fit within the existing 88 feet of City right-of-way to accommodate a raised center median, the proposed roadway improvements will extend approximately from Paseo Azulejo in the south to Canyon Shores Drive in the north.

BENEFITS:

  • Improve traffic safety and accessibility
  • Improve reliability of goods movement
  • Improve traffic flow

PROJECT FEATURES

  • Four (4) travel lanes
  • Two (2) lighted sidewalks
  • Link Multipurpose Trail
  • Class II bike lane
  • Color-stamped concrete center median
  • Cameron Flagstone Pilasters
  • Entry Monuments
  • Custom Painted Railing

PROJECT FUNDING

  • Federal Highway Bridge Program
  • Coachella Valley Association of Governments
  • City of Cathedral City

 Project Documents

Ofelia Bringas Memorial Bridge Fact Sheet

Bridge Elevation Aesthetics
Bridge Elevation Aesthetics

Swift Water Rescue

PROJECT CONTACTS:

Name / Title Company Phone
John Corella, City Engineer City of Cathedral City (760) 770-0349
John Criste
Consulting Planner
Terra Nova Planning & Research, Inc. (760) 320-9040
James Lu
Consulting Project Manager/Bridge Engineer
CNS Engineers, Inc. (951) 687-1005
General Contractor - Project Contact
John Buckley -John.Buckley@tylin.com
 TY Lynn (619) 961-8849