Corridor Protection Design
The map above shows the location of current bridge pier and corridor protection elements, and the areas where an additional corridor protection barrier is required. The design of corridor protection elements at each of the numbered locations shown in yellow on the map are illustrated below.
The Corridor Protection Wall Tour video explains the proposed corridor protection barrier and shows the area where it would be built.
Bryn Mawr Station Area
In the Bryn Mawr Station area (Location 1, above), the proposed corridor protection wall is approximately 70 feet from the nearest proposed trail and approximately five and a half feet tall on the LRT/trail side. The proposed wall does not block access between the North Cedar Lake Trail and the Kenilworth Trail. The light rail tracks are between the trail and the proposed wall.
Where the rail corridor passes under I-394 (Location 2, above), the current project design includes protection for bridge piers (support columns). The proposed corridor protection wall ties into the pier protection.
Bryn Mawr Meadows Area
In the Bryn Mawr Meadows area (Location 3, above), the proposed corridor protection wall is approximately 120 feet from the nearest trail and approximately four feet tall on the LRT/trail side. The light rail tracks are between the trail and the proposed wall.
Bassett Creek Valley Station Area
In the Bassett Creek Valley Station area (Location 4, above), the proposed corridor protection wall is approximately 270 feet from the nearest trail. The proposed wall is five to eight feet tall. A new Luce Line Trail bridge over the freight rail and light rail tracks will connect the light rail station to Bryn Mawr Meadows Park. Future development will provide a buffer between the light rail tracks and the trail.
Glenwood Avenue to I-94
The LRT tracks rise out of the freight rail trench on an approach structure before crossing Glenwood Avenue at street level (Location 5, above).
The renderings above show the existing appearance of the area near Bryn Mawr Station, and how the area would look after the construction of the light rail line and the corridor protection barrier.