$75K to Study "Tube" Proposed for Coronado Bay Bridge - NBC 7 San Diego

$75K to Study "Tube" Proposed for Coronado Bay Bridge



    Every year, thousands of people line up for a special event giving them the chance to cross the 2.1-mile Coronado Bay Bridge on foot.

    On Tuesday, however the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to spend $75,000 to study the possibility of giving those pedestrians access to the view from the bridge every day.

    Or at least the view from beneath the bridge. 

    The bridge is arguably the most recognizable landmark of San Diego and provides a direct route to Coronado from downtown San Diego.

    Supervisor Greg Cox recommended the board consider a project that would add a tube or path beneath the bridge span.

    San Diego-based Domus Studio Architecture sent NBC 7 images of what the project could look like.

    Architect Lew Dominy first envisioned the project in the 1980s. Now it could get new life.

    With a unanimous vote, the board allocated $75,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to conduct a feasibility

    Supervisors want to know how such a bridge would affect the structural and seismic integrity
    of the bridge and the ability for large ships to pass under the bridge.

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