Fullerton Transportation Center Pedestrian Bridge

Client: City Of Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, CA
Completion Date: 2019


AVA is responsible as Architect of Record and Engineer of Record for the elevator installation and coordination of the pedestrian overpass bridge connecting two side platforms on either side of the Metrolink and Amtrak tracks.  Our team ensured compliance with the accessibility standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This project was constructed while this busy station was in full train operations.  AVA planned, designed and administered the entire construction of the project.


The Fullerton Transportation Center is a busy passenger rail transit station and bus transit center. This historic station and hub is served by Amtrak’s trains, as well as the Metrolink Commuter Rail System, and is also a major transportation depot in Orange County, California.

Scope of Work

The City of Fullerton commissioned AVA to provide design services for the installation of two (2) new service type public use passenger elevators, the renovation of the existing station toilet facilities in the historic station building, and the upgrade of existing parking facilities including the path of travel to comply with current accessibility standards of the ADA. The two (2) elevator towers are an addition to the two (2) existing elevators currently in operation at the station.  These are exposed steel structure clad in glass and the towers are located on each side of the rail tracks and are connected to the existing pedestrian overhead crossing bridge. Elevator cab interiors are designed with clear safety glass on stainless steel frame enclosures to enable passengers to see through the exterior of the towers. The clear visual contact of the passenger with the surroundings acts as a safety factor. To comply with current accessibility (ADA) standards, toilets were designed to include repartitioning of toilet compartments, with provisions for grab bars, toilet accessories and the relocation of some of the toilet fixtures. The parking layout includes relocated accessible parking stalls with appropriate signage. In compliance with the accessible path of travel requirements, striping for pedestrian ways and ramps were incorporated, and the project was built per the latest design criteria, building codes and seismic standards.


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