MoPac Mobility Bridges

Texas

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MoPac Mobility Bridges Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Travis
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Tuscan Terrace and 4425 S. MoPac Expressway
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9583766
Trail activities: Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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MoPac Mobility Bridges Description

In 2017, the South MoPac Bridges opened, providing a safe conduit between southwest Austin and downtown, safely separated from the harried pace of the MoPac Expressway.

The South MoPac Bridges project has three components:

  • Bike-ped  bridge over Loop 360 at MoPac.
  • Bike-ped bridge over Barton Creek at MoPac, spanning 1,045 feet and towering up to 70 feet over the gorge at its highest point.
  • Multi-purpose trail on the west side of MoPac, stretching from Loop 360 north to Tamarron Boulevard.

The 14 ft-wide pathway is separated into north- and southbound lanes. As it climbs curves and falls, it connects to existing multiuse trails in Austin’s trail network, including the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Violet Crown Trail and the trails in Oak Hills.

Parking and Trail Access

There are several access points to the bridges: the northern access point is at Tuscan Terrace. The southern access point is located at 4425 S. MoPac Expy. A third starting point, available close to the southern terminus, is located along the 290 Service Road. 



 

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