New pedestrian crossing …

Those eagerly awaiting completion of the pedestrian crossing that will span the Northern Pacific Railroad tracks near the Amtrak station, it will likely be completed by the end of 2019, according to Don Salts, Martinez Deputy Public Works Director. It looks elegant and seems simple, but construction will have taken more than a year. Notice “Martinez” on the side of the crossing and there will be an elevator with glass panels to complement the circular platform designed to exploit expansive views of the Carquinez Strait, the Delta, Mt. Diablo and the Diablo Valley. Salts said glass for the elevator is to arrive soon.

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