Purpose and Need
The purpose of this project is to address the seismic deficiency of the Bruns Court Pedestrian Overcrossing (POC) and to maintain connectivity for pedestrians between Bruns Court and Montclair Park on Moraga Avenue.
The project is needed because the Bruns Court Pedestrian Overcrossing was constructed in 1956 and is toward the end of its design life. In addition, the existing POC includes nonstandard features such as non-standard travel way, inadequate vertical clearance, non-standard ramp grade, and lack of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access. The Caltrans Office of Structure Maintenance and Investigation performed a Bridge Inspection in 2016 and determined that the POC is vulnerable to high ground shaking. The Caltrans Office of Earthquake Engineering concluded that a bridge seismic replacement is needed for the POC to bring it up to current seismic design standards.
The project is located on State Route 13, between Bruns Court and Montclair Park on Moraga Avenue, in the City of Oakland, Alameda County.