North Campus Connecting Element

About This Project


a rendering of what the connecting element above north campus drive will look like

The North Campus Connecting Element is an elevated pedestrian walkway which provides a fully ADA accessible link between main campus and the Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building (MEK), as well as to the adjacent bus stop and neighborhood. The bridge spans east/west across North Campus Drive and connects into the recently completed circulation tower (containing an elevator and stairs) addition to the Kennecott Building, which is experiencing a full renovation and expansion. The ADA vertical circulation tower will be open 24/7 to accommodate ingress and egress from the campus. The connecting element will negate the necessity to use the existing diagonal cross walk at the intersection of 100 South and North Campus drive, and will eliminate the crosswalk at Federal Way, which will help keep traffic to the University Hospital Campus flowing and reduce the direct interface between pedestrians and vehicles. The project also includes a new bus shelter and vehicular pullout to further enhance functionality, safety and traffic flow in the area. For more detail view the site plan.

Design Features:

  • A safer and fully ADA accessible crossing route for pedestrians across a major roadway. 
  • A new bus pull-out for outbound transportation vehicles.
  • A new bus shelter
  • A new snow melt system

Elevated Walkway Fun Facts:

  • Span = 114’
  • Clearance = 19’ minimum
  • Width = 11’-2


CONTRACTOR: Jacobsen Construction

LOCATION: Near the intersection or 100 S. and North Campus Drive

START DATE: Spring, 2015


TRAFFIC IMPACTS AND PLANS: Sidewalk Closure and Bus Stop Relocation; Double Lane ShiftMay 16/17, 2015 Placement Plan 


Construction Impacts

Contact Info

Liz Blackner

Eric Browning


Shannon Failner

  • Administrative Assistant
  • office: 801-581-3135
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John McNary

  • Director, Campus Planning
  • office: 801-581-6573
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Cory Higgins

  • Executive Director
  • Facility and Construction Operations
  • office: 801-581-5082
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