Bridge to be built at Skinker, parkway

Later in December, contractors will install a temporary “bailey bridge” over the intersection of Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway to allow for the construction of the MetroLink station that will be located under that intersection.

Traffic could be reduced to one lane in each direction during non-rush hours to facilitate the placement of the bridge, which is similar to the one over Forsyth Boulevard near West Campus.

When the bridge is installed, left turns from the parkway to northbound Skinker will no longer be possible. Drivers should use Brookings Drive, where a new signal is now in operation, to go north on Skinker.

All pedestrian traffic will be required to use the east side of Skinker when crossing the parkway. Pedestrians coming or leaving the Hilltop Campus should use the new signalized crosswalk near Lindell Boulevard to cross Skinker.

Bailey bridges are built on-site from a pre-engineered system of ready-to-assemble parts, using standardized pre-fabricated components.

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