The City of Helotes and the Helotes Economic Development Corporation (EDC) have awarded bids to Wheeler Lumber Co. and Hill Country Bridge for a steel pedestrian bridge across Helotes Creek in Old Town Helotes.
The bridge and abutments are being designed to a 50-year storm event. The City is required to complete a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR), since the bridge will be placed inside the 100-year FEMA floodplain. Once the CLOMR is completed, the City will submit the project to the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) for review and FEMA approval.
The EDC will fund the majority of the project. The bridge project is intended to provide a safe walkway for pedestrians to move from one end of Old Town Helotes to the other without having to use the existing vehicular bridge.