The bridge is now fully open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
This week, the contractor completed construction on the spiraling geodesic tube, allowing the bridge to be opened during daylight hours. Over the next several weeks, the contractor will be installing the new lighting. The bus pass system will remain in place until the project is completed with new lighting.
This week, the contractor will be lifting the spiraling geodesic tube onto the bridge itself. Following this, the fencing on both sides of the bridge will be installed, and the new lighting will be added. This work is expected to be completed during the month of January.
Work to improve
the pedestrian bridge that crosses US 29 in Columbia will resume on October 26,
resulting in the closure of the bridge until January. Work has been
briefly suspended due to an interruption in the contractor’s materials supply
for the colored, spiraling geodesic tube that will surround the bridge.
The County will
continue to distribute and honor complimentary bus passes for those travelling
between the Oakland Mills Village Center and The Mall in Columbia. Those passes
may be obtained by contacting the Office of Transportation at
410-313-4312 or by email to email@example.com.
Howard County has been
informed that a contractor’s difficulty in securing materials needed to
manufacture the new spiraling geometric cage for the US 29 Pedestrian Bridge
has led to a delay in the completion of the project. Because of that supply delay, the bridge will
re-opened in the morning on September 27 and will remain open daily from
dawn until dusk until