US-29 Pedestrian and Bike Bridge Project

Latest Update-Bridge Open During Daylight Hours
 Construction Progress - January 2018
 Construction Progress - December 22, 2017
 Construction Progress - December 19, 2017
 Construction Progress - December 11, 2017


May 16, 2018

The bridge is now fully open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

January 9, 2018

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.

December 18, 2017

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.

October 18, 2017

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

September 25, 2017

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 be re-opened in the morning on September 27 and will remain open daily from dawn until dusk until