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 http://onthemove.utep.edu/
Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.