Pedestrian Bridge Over Temple Ave. Opens for Use
August 23, 2022 - 04:18 PM
A very convenient surprise awaited students returning the first day of Fall semester to campus: the Pedestrian Bridge, linking the northern and southern parts of campus, over Temple Ave., is now open for use to students.
The fully-covered bridge travels from the Gateway Parking Structure, over Temple Ave. and takes students right into the heart of campus.
Students will arrive right next to the Health Careers and ESL buildings of 66, 67A and 67B to the right, as well as the 27 Exercise and Wellness Center complex on the left. The Business division buildings of 77,78, and 79 are directly in front of students crossing over, and the 26 buildings (with the clock tower) of the Humanities are a short walk to the left.
A project manager with Tilden-Coil Constructors, the construction firm building the project, said their crew rushed to clean the site up to ensure students had this convenient method of parking and accessing the campus on the first day of the Fall semester.
Tilden-Coil still have about 6 months of work on the bridge, but it may be used by students during this time. Also in construction, below the bridge, will be a Transit Center, that will be a depot for Foothill Transit buses and include bike storage. That project is being funded through grants Foothill Transit received.
For students wanting to use the Gateway Parking Structure, that facility's second and third stories are open to students, with plenty of parking and charging stations for Electric Vehicles (EV).