Sacramento cities select final design ahead of DBB procurement
California – Sacramento and West Sacramento joined to select a final design for an estimated $210 million bridge to connect the cities and replace the I Street Bridge.
Rendering of I Street Bridge replacement
The I Street Bridge Replacement Project will include the construction of a new bridge upstream of the existing I Street Bridge. The bridge will provide a new connection across the Sacramento River between the Sacramento Railyards and the West Sacramento Washington Neighborhood planned developments. It will serve automobile, bicycle, transit, and pedestrian users.
Officials said they anticipate letting a design-bid-build (DBB) contract in 2022 with construction completion in 2023.
The existing I Street Bridge is more than 100 years old, its lanes are too narrow to serve buses, there are no bicycle lanes, and the sidewalks do not meet current accessibility standards.
I Street Bridge’s lower deck will continue to serve as a railroad crossing, and the upper deck is being studied and planned for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. The approach viaducts to the existing I Street Bridge will be demolished, resulting in improved access to the waterfront in both cities.