The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, announced on May 10, 2023, the completion of the Cedar Viaduct in Fresno. The 3,700-foot viaduct will take trains traveling at 200-plus mph over State Route (SR) 99, Cedar and North Avenues.
“At almost three-quarters of a mile long, the Cedar Viaduct is one of our largest and most visible structures across the alignment and one of the significant achievements to date on the program,” said Central Valley Regional Director Garth Fernandez. “The completion of this structure was made possible by our dedicated project team and by the numerous women and men in Labor who brought the project to life.”
From the highway, traffic can see a dual span of cast-in-place arches that help support the weight of future high-speed trains traveling atop the deck of the structure. Each arch spans 179 feet and is nearly 40 feet tall. Each dual span of arches is staggered from either side of the bridge, so they can be seen from both sides of the highway.