Campus History

Bridge Out

Something's missing from University Avenue.

University Avenue

Photo by Jeff Miller

There’s a new view on campus — or something missing from it — looking west down University Avenue. The deteriorating pedestrian bridge that for more than four decades connected the George L. Mosse Humanities Building and Vilas Hall took its last bow in August. It was demolished — closing the street to traffic overnight — due to disrepair and what UW officials say was a decline in use after installation of a traffic signal one block away at East Campus Mall. Many students, faculty, and staff who used the bridge to access Vilas Hall disagreed on the latter point.

Published in the Winter 2015 issue


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