Stephens College Overpass to Get Update
COLUMBIA - Downtown Columbia will see changes this summer as Stephens College prepares to remodel its pedestrian bridges over Broadway and College Avenue.
In 2009, Stephens hoped to share the financial burden with the city. It argued community members as well as students used the bridges. Stephens made a formal request to the city, but funding was denied.
The first step in the remodeling will be to update the metal walkways, which were built in the early 70s, and also to put in decorative hand rails. The second portion of the remodel will include changing the cement pillars into brick archways.
Construction is scheduled to begin June 1 and end on Aug. 1, and is expected to impair traffic in the area.