Today we are going to kick off a new series of posts focusing on the infrastructure improvements in Denver’s River North neighborhood (RiNo). As development and transit begins to make its way into a neighborhood dominated by industrial uses, improvements are necessary to the pedestrian environment.

There are a lot of challenges ahead for improving the infrastructure in River North and today, we are going to focus on the first one; how to move pedestrians across freight and commuter rail tracks. There are two pedestrian bridges going up along Blake Street: one on 35th Street and the other on 38th Street.

In this post, we are going to focus on the 35th Street pedestrian bridge. The foundations are up, and the main steel structure for the bridge now spans across the commuter rail and freight tracks.

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On the west side of the bridge, the stairs and elevator shaft are still under construction. The 35th Street pedestrian bridge is prominently seen from the 38th and Blake commuter rail station.

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As I was on the edge of the freight rail yards, I had to take a photo of the Union Station skyline with this freight train parked right in front of me!


Next up, we will be taking a look at the 38th Street pedestrian bridge. Stay tuned!