Ofelia Bringas
Memorial Bridge Project

Project Background

The purpose of the project is to improve safety on Cathedral Canyon Drive by replacement of an existing 4-lane low water crossing with a new 4-lane all-weather bridge, approximately 599 feet long, over the Whitewater River. During heavy rains, this low water crossing becomes impassable and is closed to through traffic, severing one of only two North/South connections between Cathedral City's downtown and the many residential and commercial neighborhoods north of the Whitewater River.

The proposed new bridge will be constructed to fit within the existing 88 feet of City right-of-way to accommodate a raised center median, the proposed roadway improvements will extend approximately from Paseo Azulejo in the south to Canyon Shores Drive in the north.

Project Benefits

  • Improve traffic safety and accessibility
  • Improve reliability of goods movement
  • Improve traffic flow

Project Features

  • Four (4) travel lanes
  • Two (2) lighted sidewalks
  • Class II bike lane
  • Color-stamped concrete center median
  • CV Link multipurpose trail
  • Cameron flagstone pilasters
  • Entry monuments
  • Custom painted railing

Project Timeline

June 2020

Expected Project Completion
Spring 2022

Project Funding

  • Federal Highway Bridge Program
  • Coachella Valley Association of Governments
  • City of Cathedral City

Project Area Map