RALEIGH — A pedestrian bridge across North Salisbury Street is being demolished this weekend, meaning the street will be closed to traffic between Peace and Lane Streets from Friday at 6 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.
Construction is expected to be completed in December and is expected to cost $106,845.
The new bridge will link state government employee Parking Deck No. 64 to the lower end of Halifax Mall, the downtown Government Complex. The parking deck has 899 parking spaces, with 812 assigned. The Department of Administration estimates the bridge will serve about 500 employees per day.
Clancy & Theys Construction Company is working the project. The new pedestrian bridge will be made of steel and concrete and have an aluminum skeleton frame covered with about 1,500 decorative aluminum panels. At night, it will also be illuminated with LED lights. The new bridge will not be covered.
The current bridge was built of concrete in 1975 and has been closed since 2008 because of disrepair. Since 2008, state employees have either used the crosswalk on Salisbury Street or requested a parking space transfer to an alternative parking deck.