After weeks of anticipation and detours, Ghirardelli Associates, alongside Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works, celebrated the reopening of the Boyes Boulevard Bridge! The ceremonial ribbon cutting took place on Friday, July 16, 2021.
Sonoma County’s Boyes Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project replaced the deteriorating and seismically vulnerable existing two-span, steel girder bridge, which was constructed in 1955 over Sonoma Creek.
The new bridge is a 94’-6” long single-span precast girder bridge, founded on 36” CIDH piles. The project was constructed over two seasons with a winter suspension.
Ghirardelli Associates was selected as the prime consultant to provide full construction management services for the federally funded Sonoma County Boyes Boulevard Bridge Replacement project. Our services included project management, resident engineering and contract administration, civil and structural construction inspection, office engineering, and source inspection.
We are proud to provide support to Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works!
On Thursday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m., Ghirardelli Associates joined the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and the City of Alameda for a ribbon cutting celebration at the new Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal in Alameda.
The Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal is a new ferry terminal in Alameda Point, formerly known as the Alameda Naval Air Station. The new ferry terminal was designed to alleviate anticipated congestion and to support the City of Alameda’s growing population.
The project also includes public access and parking improvements with new bicycle and pedestrian pathways, transit passenger drop-off areas and other public amenities such as picnic tables and drinking fountains.
WETA, the City of Alameda, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) worked together to coordinate the ferry schedule with bus and San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) schedules to make the commute more efficient. The coordination resulted in a new bus line that runs from the Fruitvale BART station to the Ferry Terminal through the middle of Alameda.
Ghirardelli Associates is proud to support the City of Alameda and the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) for the successful completion of the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal!