City of San Marcos East Hopkins Street Pedestrian Bridge, San Marcos, TX

City of San Marcos East Hopkins Street Pedestrian Bridge, San Marcos, TX

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Permitting, design and construction of a pedestrian bridge over the San Marcos River approximately 100 feet north of the Hopkins Street. RPS worked with several regulatory entities, including the Texas Historical Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Army Corps of Engineers for approval of the project. 

The single span, 10-foot wide capstone prefabricated steel truss pedestrian bridge was 195 feet long and tied into existing an sidewalk on each side. The construction was particularly complex due to endangered species in the San Marcos River at the location of the bridge, which precluded any work within the river.

Other features included:

  • Lighting design for bridge
  • No painted surfaces to reduce environmental impacts and maintenance
  • No bridge bents (i.e., columns) in river
  • Prefabricated design to reduce disturbance during construction
  • Funding through CDBG program
  • Full NEPA compliance