The Singleton Bridge crossing Coyote Creek is now open!
The new Singleton Bridge replaces a road and trail that previously crossed the creek bed with two small pipes (shown in the image below). While the pipes allowed for water to pass, they were a barrier to fish swimming upstream and impeded fish migration for decades. Thanks to the efforts of the City of San Jose who constructed the project through a partnership with Valley Water, pedestrians and cyclists now have safe access across the creek, and migrating fish have a clear pathway to their destination.
Through Valley Water’s Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, the City of San Jose received $1 million to complete the bridge and habitat restoration project. The Safe, Clean Water Program provides approximately $47 million annually for local projects to deliver safe, clean water, natural flood protection, and environmental stewardship to all the communities Valley Water serves in Santa Clara County.
To learn more about Valley Water’s Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program and the projects it helps fund, visit https://www.valleywater.org/safe-clean-water-and-natural-flood-protection-program.