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Work underway on Pleasanton bridge repairs

$630,000 project will extend life of bridges

Maintenance crews are upgrading seven Pleasanton bridges, with the projects expected to last about three months.

"The improvements we are making to the bridges are more preventative in nature, but like anything in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," city engineer Steve Kirkpatrick said.

The projects are designed to extend the life of the bridges, with efforts such as sealing concrete to prevent water intrusion, replacing worn-out seals and some repainting, according to Kirkpatrick.

The program is funded through the Federal Highway Bridge Program administered by Caltrans. The city received federal funding for design and construction for the program, estimated to cost $630,000.

According to city officials, the seven bridges to be worked on are:

Main Street Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle

Bernal Avenue Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle

Valley Avenue Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle

Hopyard Road Bridge at Arroyo Mocho (Left)

Hopyard Road Bridge at Arroyo Mocho (Right)

Stoneridge Drive Bridge at Arroyo Mocho

West Las Positas Boulevard Bridge at Tassajara Creek

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Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 7, 2015 at 8:22 am

Which bridges? Anyone know?


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Posted by Bella
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Aug 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

According to city officials, the seven bridges to be worked on are:

Main Street Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle

Bernal Avenue Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle

Valley Avenue Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle

Hopyard Road Bridge at Arroyo Mocho (Left)

Hopyard Road Bridge at Arroyo Mocho (Right)

Stoneridge Drive Bridge at Arroyo Mocho

West Las Positas Boulevard Bridge at Tassajara Creek


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Posted by wondering
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 10, 2015 at 8:32 am

Are they going to widen the approach to the Bernal Bridge? ever?


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Posted by Get the facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2015 at 9:36 am

If they were to widen that bridge, add another zero to the $630,000 price tag. At least. I'd like to see that that happen too, but that would be a major project.

Considering that they just did a lot of road work just to the east of that, which made that stretch much easier to maneuver, I'm guessing they have no immediate plans (or no plans at all) to widen the bridge.

And actually, to me and my untrained eye, it looks like they would have to remove the bridge to get two lanes each way at the proper angle, and the bridge is probably historic, and that would probably add time and money and headaches to the whole thing.

I think that's our bridge for a while.


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Posted by Wondering facts
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Aug 10, 2015 at 10:50 am

Widening of the Arroyo/Bernal bridge was on the docket ~13 years ago. Funding dried up and there may have also been environmental issues. Agreed that it is in desperate need of widening to ensure the safety of bike riders and walkers but residents must not be clamoring for it.


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Posted by So are they blocking traffic?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:19 am

When and where?


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Posted by jp
a resident of Mission Park
on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:04 pm

not related to this but anybody know what they are building on bernal near the chevron? A huge piece of land has already been leveled out and marked for construction.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Avignon
on Aug 11, 2015 at 2:57 am

This is just great! I totally agree with prevention. I am so happy we are spending money in this direction. Safety is so important and these types of projects are always welcomed. www.allhotels.ro/blog/author/mihai/


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Posted by Google Bernal Phase II
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Aug 13, 2015 at 9:17 am

JP - it's the phase II expansion of the Bernal fields. Read about it on PW here:
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