Irvine Pedestrian Bridge
The Irvine Pedestrian Bridge opened at a ceremony
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PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE BUILT AT IRVINE TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Los Angeles -- A Pedestrian Bridge has been constructed over the railroad tracks at the Irvine Transportation Center allowing passengers to access the station's two rail platforms safely, conveniently and without walking directly across the tracks.
A dedication ceremony to open the new Pedestrian Bridge will be held on Wednesday, June 13, beginning at 4:45 p.m. City dignitaries and representatives of Caltrans, Amtrak West, Metrolink and Orange County Transportation Authority will participate in the ceremonies. A ribbon cutting ceremony across the Pedestrian Bridge, and Amtrak and Metrolink trains breaking through paper banners will be part of the program. The Irvine Transportation Center is located at 15215 Barranca Parkway at Ada Street.
The bridge is 127 feet long and spans the station's two railroad tracks. There is an elevator tower and stairs at both ends -- near the station building and at a new platform constructed for the second railroad tracks. The bottom of the bridge is 29 feet above the tracks.
The elevators and stairs serve three levels, ground and bridge levels for access to the station and platforms, and a second level for future service. New landscaping has been added near the bridge towers and platforms, and both platforms now include overhead lights and passenger shelters.
The Irvine Transportation Center opened in July 1997 and is served by 22 daily trains of Amtrak California's Pacific Surfliner and the commute trains of Metrolink.
GRAND OPENING CEREMONY