University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Pedestrian Crossing

  • Location Anchorage, AK
  • Client Livingston Slone
  • Owner University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Connect Two

    From 1 building’s 2nd floor to another’s 3rd and over the road in between, this is one impressive elevation change!

  • Iconic Aesthetic

    This strikingly contemporary campus bridge makes cruising down Providence Drive awe-inspiring.

Winters are a little dryer and warmer now, at least for students moving between the Health Sciences Building and the Engineering and Industry Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This campus pedestrian bridge has an impressive appearance that spans Providence Drive, a main campus thoroughfare. The bridge is an enclosed, conditioned corridor with steel truss framing on all four sides and a slab on metal deck as a walking surface. The steel superstructure provides both gravity and lateral loads support and the foundations are composed of steel piles, concrete filled, with concrete pile caps. All gravity and lateral loads transfer into a foundation at each end. To perform in the event of an earthquake, the bridge is structurally and seismically isolated from both the Health Sciences Building and the Engineering and Industry Building.

For more information on the campus, including other Reid Middleton projects at UAA, see the links below:

UAA Engineering Building, Parking Garage & Skybridge

Health Science Building at University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska (external link)