Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project

    via Zoom



    Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project 


    Dear Caltrain Neighbor, 

    Please join us for a virtual community meeting to learn about the Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project. Information on the need for the project, the important benefits, and the construction activities will be discussed, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.   

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    Vitual Meeting  

    Zoom Meeting ID: 895 1162 3858 | Phone: (669) 219-2599


    About the Project

    Caltrain operates on two tracks, northbound and southbound, over the Guadalupe River in San Jose, just north of Tamien Station. The northbound track is on a wooden trestle bridge constructed in 1935 and the southbound track is on a concrete bridge constructed in 1990. Each bridge requires different levels of construction.

    The bridges are located in an area of high erosion and are at risk of bank failure during storm events.

    Riverbank failures have occurred in several previous years, requiring emergency stabilization measures. To address these safety issues and protect the rail bridges, Caltrain will be conducting work on the channel and on the bridges. The 1935 northbound wooden bridge will be replaced with a new concrete structure and the 1990 southbound bridge will be extended on the southern end in order to maintain safe and reliable operations for all users. 

    In addition to Caltrain's passenger service, the railroad bridges are used by Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) freight service; Amtrak passenger service; and by the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) and Capitol Corridor.

    Additional Information

    For more information or to sign up for project updates, visit For questions call Caltrain Customer Service at 1-800-660-4287 or  



    Communications Division

    1250 San Carlos Avenue

    San Carlos, CA 94070-1306















    Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project