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Pedestrian Bridge Project

The removal of the Templeton bridge and the construction of the new Howard bridge are underway. We are excited to share the latest updates on these two building projects with the Lewis & Clark community.

Last summer, a routine maintenance check revealed that the Templeton and Howard bridges were no longer structurally sound. In response, we developed a renovation project to ensure safety, environmental consciousness, cost efficiency, and convenience for the Lewis & Clark community. The Templeton bridge will be removed from campus. The ADA pathway that it once provided has been replaced by another ADA pathway under the Council Chambers. However, the Howard bridge is essential to campus use and will be rebuilt. The new bridge will meet seismic and ADA requirements, include a roof and night lighting, is being sourced and manufactured locally, and is being designed and installed to ensure sustainability.

On this page you can find progress updates, photos, background information about the bridges, our construction timeline, and a live-stream video of the Howard Bridge construction site. If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Associate Vice President for Facilities, Michel George:

Phone: (503) 768-7979

Email: mgeorge@lclark.edu.

Thank you for your patience and interest as this project moves forward.     

Click for the full schedule and timeline

Construction Updates

  • Howard Bridge:
    Last week, the remaining CLT panels were put into place. Our demolition crew is preparing to hang the utility lines to the new bridge. We are cleaning up in order to move on to the next major phase of construction: removing old and unwanted bridge material. 

  • Drone Videos Available
    Special thanks to Keegan Millbern (keeganmillbern@lclark.edu), who recorded the crane pick of the north side of the bridge on Monday, Oct. 29th.
    Click on the Under Construction icon to see the videos

    Last week, we installed most of the CLT roof. On Sunday, the 360-ton crane on the north side of the bridge was demobilized. We hope to see the last three panels completely installed this week. By Thursday or Friday, we project that the smaller crane on the south side of the bridge will be completely demobilized.


  • Howard Bridge:
    Both the north and south sides of the truss bridge have been set into place by crane. WWS is completing the final steps to secure the bridge in its permanent position. After we connect the two halves of the truss bridge, we will finish putting the CLT roof panels into place.
  • Major Construction and Installation Work Coming Up!
    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the construction team began to bring in heavy equipment to place the fabricated bridge and roof into position. The project plan and schedule have been designed to minimize disruptions to campus life and maximize project safety. Please obey all signage, stay away from the work area, and do your best to be patient and flexible during this critical phase of the bridge’s construction. Community members interested in viewing the work will have access to a viewing area, which is the service path north of the ravine.
    Click the Under Construction icon for photos

  • Howard Bridge:

    The abutments and footings on both the north and south ends of the ravine will be finished this week. This means that all of the foundation work for the Howard Bridge will be complete, and we can begin to move the bridge into place.
    Click the Under Construction icon for photos

  • Howard Bridge:

    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.

  • Howard Bridge:

    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.

    Templeton Bridge:

    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.
    Click the Under Construction icon for photos

  • Howard Bridge:

    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.

    Templeton Bridge:

    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.

  • Templeton Bridge:
    Deconstruction has started with the removal of utilities from under the bridge. Major removal is scheduled to begin mid-July and is projected to be completed by August 2018. The cement footings will stay in place for environmental protection reasons; the effort to remove them would cause more damage to the ravine.

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