The pedestrian bridge by Savage Arena will close Monday, April 22, so it can be replaced this spring and summer.“In continued efforts to maintain and improve the University’s infrastructure, the current Savage Arena pedestrian bridge will be removed and replaced,” Doug Collins, director of grounds and transportation, said. “The new bridge will be a prefabricated steel truss bridge spanning over the Ottawa River, very similar to the new Carlson Library pedestrian bridge.”
A redesigned plaza area at the north end of the bridge will feature a seating area overlooking the river along with benches near lot 2, he added.
The new bridge will feature accessible routes in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
All other bridges crossing the Ottawa River will be open during the project, which is scheduled to be complete in August. Detour signs will be posted.