Lake Hodges Pedestrian Bridge

"Completed in 2009, the David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge is the world’s longest stress‐ribbon bridge. Stress ribbon is a type of suspension bridge with cables embedded in an ultra thick concrete deck. This type of bridge is rather unique with only six examples in North America and fewer than 50 worldwide. Challenges included poor soil conditions, environmental restrictions, fluctuating water levels, and budget constraints. Extensive coordination was required between the Contractor, Caltrans, City of San Diego, and the River Park, all of whom had jurisdiction over various portions of the project. The LARSA 4D finite element program was used to model the bearing cables and post‐tensioning tendons. Beam elements were used to model the concrete panels and cast‐in‐place regions."-T.Y. Lin International

Project Details

  • Client:T.Y. Lin International
  • Location: San Diego, Califonria
  • Date: 2009
  • Design Type: Stress Ribbon Bridge