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Pier Bridge Replacement Project


About the Project

The City of Santa Monica, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), will replace the Pier Bridge with a new multi-modal bridge to meet current seismic and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. This project entails demolition of the existing Pier bridge and construction of a new bridge structure. The Pier bridge, constructed in the early 1940’s, extends approximately 500 feet west from the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue to the Santa Monica Pier.


Contact Selim Eren 310-458-8721 ext 5107 or

Environmental Impact Report, Dec. 11, 2017

The Environmental Impact Report is out for the Pier Bridge Replacement Project. Click here to read the pdf version.

Updated Bridge Alternatives (Jan 2018)

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alt 2 pier bridge

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Update from the Public Scoping Meeting held on January 6th, 2015.

The scope of the environmental impact report and the three bridge alternatives were discussed.Click here for the presentation slides.Public comment will be accepted until February 2, 2015, 5:30pm. Please contact Selim Eren at to submit a comment.


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June 18th, 2013 Public Meeting - results
View Presentation 4 on Bridge (concepts 1 & 4 study recommendations to City Council and Cal Trans)
View Presentation 3 on Bridge (final conceptual designs study recommendations)
View Presentation 2 on Bridge (conceptual designs) , full recap of public meeting
View Presentation 1 on Bridge (invitation to public outreach process)

For the most up - to - date information on the Pier Bridge Redesign, visit Be Excited, Be Prepared

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