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UAB’s School of Engineering and the Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center are working with the City of Vestavia and Gresham, Smith and Partners to develop and construct an innovative pedestrian bridge that will cross over U.S. Highway 31.

Christopher Waldron, Ph.D., assistant professor of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, recently presented nine structure options to the Vestavia City Council for a sustainable bridge that would connect parking at Wald Park on the west side of Highway 31 with the newly constructed library on the east side.

“Our primary role is to help bring some innovative ideas to the project,” Waldron says. “We’re definitely trying to do some type of structure alternative that has not been done in Alabama.”

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