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Promenade at Erie Harbor Pedestrian Bridge & Multi-Use Trail


City of Rochester, NY

Project Location

Rochester, NY

Check out our video of the steel beam installation for the new walkway

Bergmann Location

Rochester, NY
Pedestrian Bridge Multi Use Trail Promenade At Erie Harbor, Beam Install, Rochester NY

Pedestrian Bridge Multi Use Trail Promenade At Erie Harbor, Beam Install, Rochester NY

Design services provided for the walkway and multi-use trail, completing the Genesee Riverway Trail system in Rochester, NY.

Bergmann provided preliminary and final design services for this complex, multi-use trail project located in the heart of Downtown Rochester. The project completes a missing segment in the City’s popular Genesee Riverway Trail system by extending the trail through a compact, privately-owned urban parcel, adjacent to a proposed luxury apartment building and the Genesee River. The promenade interfaces with several National Register eligible structures including; the Johnson & Seymour Raceway, the Court Street masonry arch bridge, the former Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (now the Dinosaur BBQ restaurant) and the Court Street Dam. The project fulfills many goals for the City including; increasing public waterfront access, serving as a catalyst for the private development and providing a backdrop for public education of the rich transportation heritage of the project site.

Project Highlights

  • Curved pedestrian bridge
  • Extensive SHPO and permit agency coordination
  • Landscape architecture including interpretive features
  • Public private partnership
  • Structural inspections of raceway wall and Court Street bridge including rope climbing access
  • Geotechnical explorations including borings and ground penetrating radar
  • Survey and mapping
  • Hydraulic river and raceway modeling
  • Environmental screenings
  • Public outreach and meetings
  • Preliminary design, renderings and cost estimates for several alternatives
  • Agency coordination
  • Contract documentation preparation
  • Bid phase services