47th and York Streets Overpass Railings

Denver, Colorado

The 47th and York Streets overpass is a new-construction bicycle and pedestrian bridge that crosses over the Union Pacific railroad line. The overpass provided both stairs and ramps to allow for safe crossing between neighborhoods, the local elementary school, and the local public library branch. Funded by voter-approved City of Denver bonds and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the overpass was one of the most advocated projects in the Elevate Denver Bond program. Approximately 2,600 linear feet of steel railing was fabricated into a repeating chevron pattern, and Shawnee Steel & Welding worked closely with general contractor Jalisco International, Inc. to ensure the chevrons maintained consistency of shape and spacing even in elevations and curvatures. The railings were painted a vibrant blue to complement the public art murals incorporated into the overpass’ columns and walls.

City of Denver, Colorado
Colorado Department of Transportation

General Contractor
Jalisco International, Inc.

“For years, kids have walked between train cars at 47th and York. This GO Bond project would change that,” Denverite