New pedestrian bridge installed along Half Moon Bay Trail

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A new pedestrian bridge was installed along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail in Miramar on Thursday, according to San Mateo County officials.

The Mirada Road Pedestrian Bridge replaced an aging bridge over Arroyo de en Medio that was closed July 27, 2020, due to severe rusting and poor condition.

A 159,000 pound eight-axle crane was needed to install the new aluminum bridge.

Work to build a stairwell down to the beach is slated to begin mid-June, according to public works officials.

“The detour route along Highway 1 is still open and will remain accessible until the pedestrian bridge officially opens,” officials said. “The beach area, however, has been restored and is open to the public.”

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