Spotts’ bridge closed, declared dangerous

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
November 7, 2013

Students attempting to enter Spotts via the bridge entrance were greeted with an unpleasant surprise this week. The bridge was closed down, and they would have to walk around the building to enter.

According to Herb Carlson, the SRU Assistant Vice President for Construction Design and
Management, an engineer was brought in last week to look at the bridge right after someone noticed that pieces of concrete were falling from the bottom of the bridge.

The engineer determined that the bridge was unsafe to cross, and recommended closing it.

“We asked them if there were some short term options to reopen it and what they would cost and what the permanent solution would cost,” explained Carlson. “We don’t have that information yet.”

Carlson said that they should have the planning finished soon, but the construction may take a while to complete. He estimated that the construction would most likely not be finished this semester.

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