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San Joaquin River Viaduct & Pergola


The San Joaquin River Viaduct is an approximately 4,700-foot structure that will span the San Joaquin River in north Fresno and the Union Pacific tracks parallel to State Route 99. It will feature arches representing the northern gateway into Fresno, and a pergola structure to allow high speed trains to cross over the top of the Union Pacific tracks.


In north Fresno, parallel to SR 99 from the San Joaquin River to approximately Herndon Avenue.


At the San Joaquin River Viaduct, foundations have been poured for a cast-in-place concrete arch that will act as the high-speed rail gateway to Fresno County. Other sections of the viaduct continue to be constructed on the north and south banks of the San Joaquin River. Crews are installing metal decking over the river, concrete super structure elements are being poured to the south of the river, and deck drainage is being installed on completed sections.

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