Sky bridge rises over Main Street in downtown SLC

While Salt Lake City slept early Sunday morning, work crews with the City Creek Center were building a once-controversial pedestrian walkway over Main Street.

By the time the sun rose, the steel framework for the sky bridge was firmly in place, spanning the roughly 140-foot reach between the Crossroads and ZCMI malls. The bridge will serve as the walkable connector for the $1.5 billion City Creek mixed-use development, linking the second levels of the two malls, wrote Dale Bills, director for communications and marketing for the LDS Church's City Creek Reserve Inc., in a news release.

The structure, which weighs about 320,000 pounds, is situated about halfway between South Temple and 100 South, over the City Center TRAX station, Bills wrote.

He said the work required a temporary closure of vehicle traffic on Main Street for two weeks, though TRAX service continued uninterrupted. Pedestrians were allowed on the block, except when the bridge placement took place. Main Street will reopen to vehicle traffic by Saturday.

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