The bridge located behind Carlson Library will be closed starting Monday, May 7, so the structure can be replaced.
Constructed in the early 1960s, the bridge has exceeded a normal design life of 50 years, according to Jason Toth, associate vice president for facilities and construction.
“The new bridge will be wider to accommodate more foot traffic. It will be very similar to the bridge behind the Center for Performing Arts,” Toth said. “The new bridge also will incorporate aesthetics that blend with the Gothic architecture on campus.”
All other bridges crossing the Ottawa River will be open during the project, which is scheduled to be complete July 31. Detour signs will be posted.