Congress Avenue Trial Bridge
A popular hiking and running trail in Austin, Texas, has over 2.6 million visits every year — reflecting the city’s recent growth, including increased downtown residential and office development.
The trail runs around Lady Bird Lake and at one point passes beneath a large automobile bridge: the Ann Richards-Congress Avenue Bridge. That area had become a safety concern due to a tight curve that created a collision threat for pedestrians and cyclists. Therefore, a new pedestrian bridge was designed to replace a decades-old wooden one — linking the trail east to west with a reconfigured radius that improves visibility.