Tower Bridge Closed
September 17 - November 20, 2007
The City of Sacramento Department of Transportation will officially close the Tower Bridge to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic from September 17 at 5 a.m. through November 20 in order to safely widen the sidewalks on the lift span portion of the bridge. The bridge will be re-opened before Thanksgiving. These improvements are part of the Tower Bridge Pedestrian and Bikeway Improvements Project. During the bridge closure, motorists are asked to use the Pioneer Bridge (Highway 50) or I Street Bridge, and pedestrians and bicyclists can use the I Street Bridge (see map below).
If the contractor cannot complete the widening of both sides of the sidewalk on the lift span portion during this period, a second closure will be necessary in January 2008.
During the closure, the bridge must be locked in the raised position to accommodate construction on the center lift span and allow watercraft passage under the bridge per U.S. Coast Guard requirements. The bridge will be raised Friday, September 21 at approximately 7 a.m.