Si prefiere recibir información de construcción en español, llame al (877) 55-SBCTA.

The Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge is closed to all pedestrians and no crossing is permitted. Violators will be subject to citation and/or fines in accordance with local ordinances.

For the next few weeks, crews will work during daytime and nighttime hours to begin the careful work of disassembling the Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge. This work includes installing shields to protect crews and the railyard below, removing bridge railing, sawcutting to remove sections of the roadway surface, and beginning to remove bridge girders. You may hear noise from construction vehicles and equipment and you may see bright lights used to illuminate the work area at night.

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Please remember all construction is dynamic and the schedule is weather-permitting and
subject to change.
There is no pedestrian access across the bridge. SBCTA and Omnitrans are providing a complimentary bus service. Bus stop locations nearest the bridge are shown on the map below, for Route 1 (2nd Street/Metrolink Way), Route 3/Route 4 (5th Street/Mount Vernon), and Route 14 (5th Street/Mount Vernon Avenue).

To access, board at the stops below and say "bridge detour/desvío del puente" to the bus driver for the complimentary fare. Riders will transfer between routes at the Transit Center and continue to Route 1, Route 3/Route 4 or Route 14 to reach the other side of the bridge.

For more information about the complimentary bus service call 877-55-SBCTA or email
There is no vehicle access across the bridge. Access to businesses on Mount Vernon Avenue at 2nd Street and 5th Street, and on Mount Vernon Avenue between W. Kingman Street and 5th Street, will be maintained.
Since opening to the public in 1934, the Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge (MVAB) has been an iconic structure, bridging San Bernardino communities to the north and south and serving as a vital link for residents, visitors, students and businesses. The community, like the bridge, has seen a great deal of change over the past 86 years. Today the bridge is showing its age and is in need of desperate improvement. In the past 15 years, the bridge has been closed to traffic twice for critical repairs and has had temporary supports installed at different locations beginning in 2004. And, although it remains open to passenger cars and people walking and biking across the bridge, buses and trailer trucks are no longer permitted to use it.

To ensure the safety and longevity of the bridge, the City of San Bernardino (City) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have partnered with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) to rebuild the bridge. The bridge will be disassembled and completely rebuilt – a process that will span approximately three years. Improvements at the south end of the bridge will include retaining walls along both sides with 3rd Street closed during construction but opened to traffic permanently after construction is complete. On the north side retaining walls will also be constructed along both sides of the transition between the bridge and W. Kingman Street. Where Mount Vernon Avenue reconnects to W. 2nd Street and W. Kingman Street new curbs and gutters will be installed. Reconstruction of the new bridge will begin in 2022 and the new structure is anticipated to open in 2024.