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Architect’s renderings show a forthcoming pedestrian bridge over the river in day and night.

From staff reports

Leaders hope a new pedestrian bridge over the San Marcos River will become a focal point for the city park system and passing automobile traffic on nearby Hopkins Street.

The $616,400 footbridge is part of a public works project to connect the sidewalks where they previously ended near the city’s Parks & Recreation department building and the Activity Center. The bridge is supposed to be completed in August.

“I think it’s going to be one of San Marcos’ most recognizable landmarks,” said council member John Thomaides.

Most of the sidewalk work has been completed as well as design, engineering and environmental work for the abutments on both sides of the riverbanks. The Hopkins Street bridge over the river is too narrow to add sidewalks, officials said.

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2 thoughts on “Pedestrian bridge project moving along at river

  1. Now this is a step in the right direction, so to speak. The wife and I were on the Town Lake Hike & Bike last weekend and it would sure be nice to have something like that in San Marcos. The current hiking path is not circular so you end up seeing the same thing twice (retracing your steps), it’s too narrow in places so that three people passing abreast have to jockey for position and there are parts of it that become a lake in the rain. I hope this is part of a plan to build a world-class hike & bike path. Greenspace is nice and all, but this is something people could use every day.

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