Fair Oaks Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation

The Fair Oaks Avenue Bridge is a four-lane, ten-span, cast-in-place, concrete box girder bridge located between Kifer Road and Evelyn Avenue. The bridge provides grade separation over the Caltrain tracks. It was built in 1967, retrofitted in 1981 and 1993, and currently has a Sufficiency Rating of 47.7, making it eligible for rehabilitation funding.

Adjacent to the Fair Oaks Avenue Bridge is a concrete, cast-in-place, pedestrian bridge that was built in 1966 and crosses over the Caltrain tracks. However, the pedestrian bridge is not ADA compliant.

The Fair Oaks Avenue Bridge will undergo several improvements. These include:

  • Repairs of severe deck cracking/spalling
  • Widening the bridge to include a sidewalk on the east side
  • Retrofitted foundations
  • Upgraded barrier rails
  • Three new columns and six new shear walls
  • New hinge and cap beam bolsters with post tensioning
  • The addition of hinge pipe seat extenders
  • Strengthening of the abutment shear keys
  • The use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)

Other project improvements include:

  • Better bike lanes on the bridge
  • ADA compliance
  • New lighting, railings, and architectural features
  • Utility upgrades
  • Improved traffic control
  • Removal of the existing pedestrian bridge over Caltrain
  • Hendy Avenue realignment and improvement
  • New curb, gutter, and sidewalks
  • Improved signing and striping
  • New landscaping

Project Duration:

  • On-site project work started in June 2020 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

Key Project Elements:

  • Structural retrofit
  • Short-term lane closures
  • Maintaining pedestrian access
  • Bridge widening
  • New sidewalks installation
  • Utilities repair and replacements
  • Guardrails and streetlights