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Delta Ponds Pedestrian Bridge

OBEC led the design of this unique cable-stayed pedestrian bridge, a sweeping architectural landmark that complements nearby recreational areas. It also provides a safer east/west bicycle and pedestrian crossing near one of the Eugene area’s most heavily used interchanges.

The proximity of the four-lane Delta Highway and limited right of way for the central support pylon created a challenge for the design team, which they solved by using an innovative delta, or “V” shape, to minimize its footprint. The elegant design is further highlighted by eye-catching red LED lighting at night.

Construction Time-Lapse

  • Designed in conjunction with Czech engineer, Dr. Jiri Strasky.
  • This iconic pedestrian bridge included asymmetrical cable-stay spans of 120 feet and 170 feet.
  • The 170-foot-long span was erected over the highway in a sequence that allowed for work to progress with live traffic on Delta Highway.
  • Close collaboration between OBEC and the City of Eugene positioned this project design to be “shovel-ready” when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was passed, allowing it to go to construction immediately.
  • 2013 Excellence in Concrete, Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association
  • 2012 Award of Excellence, Portland Cement Association
  • 2011 Engineering Excellence Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • 2011 Environmental Excellence Award, Federal Highway Administration