San Diego County officials are examining an elaborate addition to the Coronado Bay Bridge — a two-mile bike and pedestrian path suspended underneath the bridge.
“I think it would be something that people would come to want to ride, like going to the St. Louis Arch or the Seattle Space Needle,” said local architect Lew Dominy.
Dominy said the gigantic steel tube would cost roughly $50 million and be a part of the county’s Bayshore Bikeway. The bikeway is already 60 percent finished, and when completed, it would be a continuous pathway around the southern part of San Diego Bay. The bridge tube would be a huge addition…
The architect is confident it can be done, and he hopes San Diegans will one day be able to pedal underneath their iconic bridge.
“Because you’re 200 feet up in the air and it is spectacular,” said Dominy.
Dominy estimated the tube would take two years to build if it is ever approved.