Board of Supervisors Chairperson Blanca Alvarado and Supervisor Pete McHugh presided over a ribbon cutting of the new Miguelita Creek Pedestrian Bridge on March 3, 2003. The ribbon cutting marked the conclusion of a multi-year effort by the Bridge Design section to design and construct a pedestrian bridge on Alum Rock Avenue over Miguelita Creek as well as upgrade the railing on the vehicular bridge originally built in 1920. The 35-ton bridge was fabricated in two sections and lowered into place by large cranes.
Though the morning of March 3rd was cloudy, the mood was sunny as participants walked on the bridge for the first time and viewed the "Before and After" photo display organized by Roads staff.
One unique aspect of the project, which was funded by federal and state grants, District 3 Infrastructure Funds and the Road Fund, involved the restoration of 12 sections of the historic railing from the original vehicular bridge. The restored sections were relocated at the approach to the pedestrian bridge.