Howard parking lot will be closed Sunday afternoon, July 29, through Saturday, August 4, for ongoing pedestrian bridge construction.
The Templeton and Howard Bridges over the ravine are currently undergoing deconstruction.
During a routine maintenance inspection last summer, it was discovered that the main bridge supports were no longer structurally sound and were unsafe for pedestrian traffic. The two bridges were subsequently closed.
While the Howard Bridge will be rebuilt, the Templeton Bridge will be permanently removed. The ADA pathway that it once provided has been replaced by another ADA pathway next to Templeton.
We thank you for your patience.
95% of the truss section of the bridge is complete and half of the micropiles have been installed on the north side. Once the sewer repairs on the south side are finished, the remaining micropiles will be installed. Our next step will be to work on the bridge abutments on each side of the ravine.
Assembly of the new Howard Bridge has begun on the north side. We must relocate and re-route a sewer line prior to beginning any additional work on the south side.
On July 30th, the Templeton Bridge was removed from the ravine in three pieces. The construction crew is currently disassembling the pieces in the Howard parking lot. The two light poles and bases that are still in the ravine will be removed next week.
Due to existing site conditions, we have lost some momentum on the Howard bridge. In order to regain that momentum, we have revised the schedule and will continue to work on the north side of the bridge until sewer repairs on the south end are completed. The revised schedule will be available to the public soon.
The initial demolition of the bridge railing is complete. We are patiently waiting on the completed crane pick plan in order to schedule the removal of the remainder of the bridge.