SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica is partnering with Caltrans as part of a potential project to replace the Santa Monica Pier Bridge. Santa Monica will authorize several assessments to determine feasibility, as well as host a public meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

If approved, the project would replace the Santa Monica Pier Bridge with either a single or a two-section bridge. The city is currently considering three separate alternatives to the current bridge, including replacing it with a new, wider bridge in the same location. Access to the pier during construction would be ensured via a temporary bridge on Moss Avenue.

The second option would be similar to the first, but pier access during construction would be maintained via a vehicular ramp from the pier’s north parking lot.

The third option would involve the city of Santa Monica replacing the current pier bridge with two permanent bridges: a pedestrian walkway in the place of the current bridge, as well as a second section to provide vehicle access from the Moss Avenue entrance.

The city of Santa Monica is inviting the public to offer comments on the project during the January 10 meeting at the Ken Edwards Center. Comments may also be sent via email to The deadline for public input is Tuesday, February 13.

Interested residents can visit to review all current replacement project materials.