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 http://onthemove.utep.edu/

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