Mary Avenue Bicycle Footbridge - Cupertino, CA
Posted by: DougK
N 37° 20.009 W 122° 03.041
10S E 584097 N 4132289
Quick Description: At about 450 feet in length, this beautiful bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in California. The bridge is suspended between two 90 foot towers.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2009 10:21:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM63C7
This pedestrian suspension bridge crosses Interstate 280 in Cupertino, just east of the HiWay 85 interchange. A pathway from Mary Avenue alongside Homestead High School reaches the North footing of the bridge. A pathway from the intersection of Mary Avenue and Meteor Drive reaches the South footing of the bridge. From Homestead Avenue to Meteor Drive is about .4 miles. The distance between the two cable anchors is about 450 feet, while the spanned distance between the two towers is about 286 feet.
A project nine years in planning, the building of the bridge itself took place in just six week. The cost of the project is estimated at just under $15 million.
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