In March 2016, the study phase for the replacement bridge at Redbud Trail over Lady Bird Lake began. This project has been years in the making and is the result of increasing strains on the bridge due to flooding, population growth, the number of vehicles on the road and heightened use.
The bridge, built in 1948, was not designed with today's traffic in mind and has insufficient bicycle and pedestrian paths. The bridge is also nearing the end of its operational life. The new bridge will not only be able to handle current traffic requirements, but it will also provide enhanced multi-modal transportation options such as bicycle and pedestrian access.