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Cathedral Canyon Bridge Project

Low Water Crossing Replacement at the Whitewater River

WHAT: 4 Lane Bridge Eliminating Low Water Crossing
WHERE: Over Whitewater River


Summer 2008

Preliminary Engineering &
Environmental Clearance
Spring 2011
Final Design Fall 2012
Start Construction

Spring 2013

Complete Construction 

Winter 2014



The project involves replacement of an existing 4-lane low water crossing with a new 4-lane all-weather bridge, approximately 650 feet long, over the Whitewater River on Cathedral Canyon Drive.


During heavy rains, this low water crossing becomes impassable and is closed to through traffic, severing one of only two North/South connections between Cathedral City's downtown and the many residential and commercial neighborhoods north of the Whitewater River.

Construction of the bridge will allow traffic to cross the Whitewater River while storm waters flow below


Name / Title Company Phone
John Corella, City Engineer City of Cathedral City (760) 770-0349
John Criste
Consulting Planner
Terra Nova Planning & Research, Inc. (760) 320-9040 
James Lu
Consulting Project Manager/Bridge Engineer
CNS Engineers, Inc. (951) 687-1005

Last updated: 2/9/2016 2:08:58 PM