A new pedestrian bridge in South San Jose opened Friday at a location where a toddler was fatally struck by a train nearly seven years ago.
The Blossom Hill Pedestrian Overcrossing Bridge is named in honor of Alexander Arriaga, a 2-year-old boy who was struck by a Caltrain in 2005.
Here is more information about the bridge, which will be called "Xander's Crossing." The bridge includes a 315-foot long prefabricated steel structure with an inside width of 12 feet. There are two 10-foot wide ramps that comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and stairs to allow users to access Cottle Road and Endicott Boulevard pedestrian paths on the west side and access to Monterey Road on the east side. New sidewalks and curb ramps connecting to existing paths Fencing to deter unsafe at-grade crossing of the railroad tracks.
SOURCE: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.