The new pedestrian bridge connecting the Highlands and Sunnyside neighborhoods to Globeville neighborhood near the future 41st & Fox Station along the Regional Transportation District'
s G Line has opened.
On the Sunnyside end, the bridge is located at West 41st Avenue and Inca Street. The G Line will travel 11 miles between Union Station and Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada.
Though the bridge is open to the public, the station will remain closed until the G Line opens this fall. For safety, the bridge will have high-definition security cameras and will be monitored by security officers. RTD is urging the public to remember these safety tips:
- Use designated pedestrian areas when accessing the bridge -- other areas are considered trespassing and are dangerous and illegal.
- Stay off the train station platforms until they are open to the public.
- Do not cross the railroad tracks at the station; trains will be operating through the station prior to the G Line opening.
- Never touch or throw objects at the overhead wires -- they are powered with 25,000 volts of electricity and can be deadly.
The G Line is part of the Eagle P3 project, the nation's first full public-private partnership for transit. The $2.2 billion project is made up of local RTD taxes combined with a $1.03 billion federal grant and $450 million from Denver Transit Partners
, the 34-year concessionaire that will build, operate and maintain the trains.
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