Martinez Amtrak Station

Martinez, California | Etched Pedestrian Bridge

A 110-foot pedestrian bridge over the Northern Pacific Railroad tracks connects the town’s Amtrak station and intermodal facility with an auxiliary parking area adjacent to a shoreline park. Metal mesh was an open solution for enclosing the bridge that preserves views of the Carquinez Strait, Benica-Martinez Bridge and Mount Diablo while creating a safe environment for users. The Martinez name and bay grass design is etched into the stainless steel using a sandblasting technique. At night, a wave-like light tube connected to the mesh accents the bridge.

"We chose Cambridge metal mesh so lettering and design could be etched into the material. I also wanted the bridge to be as ‘open’ as possible to offer views of the bay and to eliminate dark or hidden areas so everyone felt safe."

Cynthia Easton, Architect

Product Information

> Mid-Balance Mesh

50% open area, 2400 sq. ft.

> Eclipse Attachment


Cynthia Easton Architects

General Contractor

Gordon N. Ball