Beginning Date: January 2015
Completion Date: November 2015

As part of a broader Presidio Coastal Trail improvement effort (launched in 2010), this Trails Forever project in partnership with the National Park Service built a new bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Battery Cranston and Battery Marcus Miller.

In his urban design column, San Francisco Chronicle critic John King raves that this lovely new feature “looks right at home” and “deserves a second look.”

In addition to protecting and offering fresh views of these historic batteries, this ADA-accessible segment provides visitors with a seamless transition from the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge to the Presidio Coastal Trail. Previously, cyclists coming off the span had to loop through the Bridge Plaza in order to continue their journey to Merchant Road and onward down the flank of the Presidio.

This project also improved visitor experience around the site by installing safety fences and additional safety features, planting native vegetation, and paving the nearby Merchant Road parking lot.

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Presidio Battery Bridge

 

Presidio Battery Bridge

 

Presidio Battery Bridge

Presidio Battery Bridge

Presidio Battery Bridge

Presidio Battery Bridge

(Photos by Alison Taggart-Barone)


Key Contributors

This project was made possible by generous support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Trails Forever Fund-a-Foot of Trail donors, federal and local agency grants, and members of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Our heartfelt thanks go to these supporters and friends.