College Park

Helyx Bridge (13th Street Pedestrian Overpass Enhancement)

Location: 900 Block of SW 13th Street
Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Completion Date: November 2012


The overpass is a former-railroad bridge spanning SW 13th Street that is currently part of the Depot Avenue Rail Trail. The CRA modified the structure to create a signature gateway feature announcing the entry to the College Park / University Heights neighborhood and the University of Florida. The project features a re-designed bridge, stairway connecting 13th Street to the rail trail, rain gardens and observation platform. The CRA has completed the design with the firm of RS&H and completed construction in November 2012.