Freedom Bridge Removal Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Freedom Bridge Removal Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Planned Development and Park/Open Space and High Intensity Office/R&D
Document Description
The Freedom Bridge Removal Project (Project) involves removal of an existing pedestrian bridge across San Tomas Aquino Creek and associated structures. Valley Water and Intel’s lease agreement was extended to October 2022 to allow Intel to remove the Freedom Bridge. Project implementation has been divided into two phases: Phase I, which includes the removal of the existing bridge structure and Phase II, which includes the removal of bridge abutments and associated re-grading and re-paving of the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail and the Valley Water levee maintenance road in the vicinity of the abutments. The Freedom Bridge is an approximately 125-foot long steel beam span bridge resting on concrete abutments built on constructed levee slopes. The paved San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail is located on the western side of the bridge, and a Valley Water levee maintenance road is located on the eastern side.

Contact Information

Abby Annicchiarico
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Job Title
Assistant Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Between Mission College Boulevard and Highway 101
Total Acres
Parcel #
104-39-018, 104-40-008, 104-40-032
State Highways
101, 237, 880
Caltrain, Amtrak
San Jose Airport
San Tomas Aquino Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Recreational (Removal of pedestrian bridge)
Local Actions
Other: Bridge Removal
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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