SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A sleek, modern look has been chosen as the design for the replacement I Street Bridge.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and other officials unveiled the new design at a press conference on Friday morning.

Nine designs had been under consideration. San Francisco-based architecture firm T.Y. Lin International was selected to design and build the new bridge.

Construction on the new bridge, which is planned to connect C Street in West Sacramento to the Railyards development in Sacramento, is expected to begin next year.

An effort to replace the aging I Street Bridge, which built in 1911, has been underway for a while. The original bridge was designed at a time before buses – and when the most-common car was the Ford Model T.

The old I Street Bridge won’t be going anywhere, however.

Officials have said the bottom deck of the old bridge will still be used by trains, while the upper deck will become a pedestrian walkway.



  1. jane says:

    The bridge will not be “replaced” in the traditional sense; rather, a new bridge is being built.

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