Lake Merritt Channel Bridge

Location: Oakland


As part of an engineer-led team, PGAdesign created designs for a new bridge as a memorable gateway to Lake Merritt Channel, the surrounding open space, and connections to Brooklyn Basin housing development and Estuary Park. The higher, wider, and seismically upgraded bridge replaced the old one, accommodating increased traffic, adding pedestrian and bicycle paths, and connecting to the Embarcadero Bike Trail.

PGAdesign’s presentation at BCDC achieved a key project milestone by providing a public forum for the diverse concerns expressed by community members. PGAdesign gained their trust, ultimately yielding a design solution acceptable to all parties. Design simulations, produced by PGAdesign, helped attendees at public meetings better understand the issues.

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Parks + Recreation Transportation

As part of an engineer-led team, PGAdesign created designs for a new bridge as a memorable gateway to Lake Merritt Channel, the surrounding open space, and connections to Brooklyn Basin housing development and Estuary Park. The higher, wider, and seismically upgraded bridge replaced the old one, accommodating increased traffic, adding pedestrian and bicycle paths, and connecting to the Embarcadero Bike Trail.

PGAdesign’s presentation at BCDC achieved a key project milestone by providing a public forum for the diverse concerns expressed by community members. PGAdesign gained their trust, ultimately yielding a design solution acceptable to all parties. Design simulations, produced by PGAdesign, helped attendees at public meetings better understand the issues.