Eyes on the Street: Ped Bridge to Connect Neighborhoods to Blake St. Station

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Image: DPW

Department of Public Works crews lifted the main piece of a pedestrian bridge and set it in place yesterday near the rail station at 38th and Blake, which will open in April as the second stop on the A-Line to Denver International Airport.

When it opens, the 230-foot bridge will cross train tracks that have separated Cole and Curtis Park from River North. It traverses the tracks between 35th and 36th, connecting Wazee to Blake, and is one of three new pedestrian bridges linked to the station. DPW and RTD are also adding sidewalks to the area.

The rail stop will mean more people walking and biking nearby, so this construction represents a step forward for walkability in the neighborhood.

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  • Dan

    Train tracks never separated those neighborhoods! There’s always been a sidewalk connecting them. What separated them was desire.

    • mckillio

      How did the sidewalk cross the railroad tracks?

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