Testing continues on bridge to link 2 collegesAugust 28, 2019
By The Associated Press
FORT WAYNE — A pedestrian bridge that will link two college campuses in Fort Wayne is still undergoing safety testing more than a year after its projected opening date.
The bridge was initially set to open in August 2018 to connect Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College over a busy roadway, but its opening was delayed after testing of its cables produced inconsistent readings.
A pier was subsequently added to boost the span's ability to carry extreme loads during adverse conditions, such as high winds.
Nichole Thomas is a spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Transportation. She tells The Journal Gazette the bridge "has a lot of eyes on it" as testing continues on the altered design.
Officials estimate about 1,000 students will use the span daily once it opens.
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