Routine maintenance along the bridge beginning July 13 is unrelated to this Redbud Trail Bridge Replacement Project. More details can be found here.
Funded by 2012 and 2018 voter-approved bonds, this project features the replacement of the existing bridge at Redbud Trail over Lady Bird Lake. This project has been years in the making and is the result of increasing strains on the bridge due to flooding, population growth, the number of vehicles on the road and heightened use. The project is currently in the preliminary engineering phase.
The bridge, built in 1948, was not designed with today's traffic in mind and has insufficient bicycle and pedestrian paths. The bridge is also nearing the end of its operational life. The new bridge will not only be able to handle current traffic requirements, but it will also provide enhanced multi-modal transportation options such as bicycle and pedestrian access.