Los Angeles — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority appointed Jacobs Engineering Group and Alta Planning + Design to deliver the LA River Bike Path Gap Closure project, one of the city’s 28 infrastructure projects to be completed before the 2028 Olympics. Dutch bridge design office ipv Delft in turn has been commissioned by Jacobs and Alta to establish the configurations and architecture for all bridge-like structures required along the new prestigious bicycle path.

The Los Angeles River Bike Path Gap Closure Project entails design and construction of a bike path along an eight-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River (River) from Elysian Valley through Downtown Los Angeles to the City of Vernon, closing the longest remaining continuous gap in the Los Angeles River Bike Path.

The project will enhance mobility, provide commute options and access to employment hubs and high-quality transit lines, and provide a safer, more comfortable environment for people biking and walking. When completed, the LA River Path will offer a 32-mile continuous active transportation corridor connecting Long Beach to the San Fernando Valley. It is scheduled to break ground in 2023 and complete in 2027.