UVU Pedestrian Bridge over I-15

In the Fall of 2019, UDOT, UTA and UVU broke ground on a pedestrian bridge that will provide access between the Intermodal Center in Orem and the UVU campus. The bridge will span almost 1,000 feet across I-15 and will be 15 feet wide. Elevators on each side of the bridge will accommodate pedestrians, bikes and scooters.  The $30.7 million bridge project will dramatically improve safety for pedestrians and decrease congestion on nearby streets. It will make transit, biking and walking more appealing to University students, staff and visitors while improving the integrated transportation system in central Utah County.

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UVU Bridge Interior View
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  • Construction Schedule
East Elevator Tower Concrete Work
Late-April
Steel Girders Placement
Mid-June
Deck Pours Complete
Mid-August to Mid-September
Roof Structure Installation
Mid-September to Mid-October
East Elevator Tower MEP, Elevator and Civil Work
Early-October
Install Side Enclosure
End of 2020
Lighting, Enclosure and Soffit
Mid-April
Bridge Substructure
End of May
West Elevator Tower Concrete Work
Late-August
Stair Structures
Mid-September
Paint Substructure
Late-September
Paint Roof Columns
Late-October
West Elevator Tower MEP, Elevator and Civil Work
End of 2020

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  • Milestones

01

Steel Girders Fabrication

Completed end of March

Utah Pacific Steel and Bridge began fabricating the massive girders in September of 2019. Work was completed in March of 2020. Girder erection will take place in early May and be completed by June.

02

Steel Roof Fabrication

Completed in April

Utah Pacific Steel and Bridge began fabricating the roof that will span over the 1,100’ bridge at the beginning of the year. The roof was completed in April and awaits installation in October of 2020.

03

East Elevator Tower Concrete

Completed April 16

As Projected

Right on Schedule, our crews poured the last of the concrete for the East tower.

04

Girder Installation

Completed mid-June, 2020

Installation of the girders began on May 8 and were completed on June 29.

05

West Elevator Tower Concrete

Completed July 1, 2020

Right on schedule our crews poured the last of the concrete to complete the west elevator tower.

06

Concrete Deck Pour

Completed August 31, 2020

The concrete pour for the deck was completed just as the month of August came to an end.

Agency Partnership

This project is a collaborative effort between UDOT, UVU and UTA to fund and build a multi-modal bridge across I-15 providing a safe, direct route for students and faculty traveling back and forth from housing and the Orem Intermodal Center to campus. The City of Orem and the Mountainland Association of Governments were key partners in the concept, study and design phases of the bridge, and are also important stakeholders in the project moving forward.

Safety in Mind

Security cameras will have full coverage of the bridge, elevators and stairs. They will be monitored by UVU’s public safety department. 

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Bridge Facts

  • The bridge will be nearly 1,000 ft long and provides 15 ft of useable walkway width.
  • The bridge deck will be heated, covered and partially enclosed on the sides.
  • High capacity elevators and stairs will be provided on each end of the bridge for ADA and maintenance purposes.
  • The bridge is designed to last over 75 years.

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