Day 28: Pedestrian Bridge

By on December 4, 2013

Pedestrian Bridge - UTEP Today is Day 28 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year.

Any visitor to UTEP in recent years has been witness to a number of new buildings, construction projects, and street improvements.  One of the recent additions to the school was a Pedestrian Bridge overpass which was dedicated in 2011.

This $2 million, 156-foot-long, 92-ton bridge connects the S-3 parking lot at Sun Bowl & Schuster with the new Health Sciences & Nursing Building.

Like other structures on campus, the pedestrian bridge references Bhutanese architecture with decorative prayer flags that are used to decorate bridges in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

More than a way to facilitate pedestrian & vehicular traffic, the bridge is, according to UTEP President Diana Natalicio, “a new landmark gateway” to campus.

To learn more about campus transformation and construction projects visit

Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.