The Orion

Physical Science bridge now open

Discussions+about+the+bridge+and+level+measurements+are+taken+on+the+newly-opened+Physical+Science+bridge+Photo+credit%3A+Bianca+Quilantan
Discussions about the bridge and level measurements are taken on the newly-opened Physical Science bridge Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Discussions about the bridge and level measurements are taken on the newly-opened Physical Science bridge Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Discussions about the bridge and level measurements are taken on the newly-opened Physical Science bridge Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Bianca Quilantan

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Back and bigger than ever, the Physical Science bridge is now open for use.

Construction on the pedestrian bridge began in late May and continued throughout the summer with the goal of completion by October 2016.

Approximately $2 million was spent in order to update the bridge that was built in the 1940s for pedestrian access only, the University Budget Committee said in their May 2016 presentation.

IMG_6209.JPG

Newly re-opened Physical Science bridge is now 20 feet wide and built to withstand 72,000 pounds in order to allow emergency vehicle access. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

The prior existing Physical Science bridge was replaced with a new 20-foot-wide bridge in order to allow emergency vehicle and pedestrian access between the CSU Chico campus and Arcadian Avenue. Along with a bigger width, the bridge was also built to withstand a maximum of 72,000 pounds to allow emergency vehicles another route to the interior of campus.

Before the bridge was constructed, emergency vehicles only had limited access to the interior of campus by entering through an access near the library and traveling across campus to reach areas close to the physical science building.

Bianca Quilantan can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Camp Fire burns toward Chico

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    New science building breaks ground

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Kasey Reynolds hosts #StompOutHate ice cream social

  • Physical Science bridge now open

    Breaking News

    Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Physical Science bridge now open