Forest Park Parkway Bridge Replacement

Construction Updates


Traffic Impacts

  • Forest Park Parkway from Big Bend to Skinker Blvd. will be closed to thru traffic June 13 – 18. The road will close at 9:00 am on June 13. Access for local traffic to Throop Drive and Hoyt Drive will be maintained. 
  • From June 6 – 12, eastbound lane drops on Forest Park Parkway. At times, the north side of the parkway will run one lane east and one lane west.


Summer 2018 Detours

Pedestrians are directed to cross Forest Park Parkway at Big Bend or Skinker boulevards. Cyclists may reach campus by traveling west on University Drive to Big Bend Boulevard.


About the Project

In an effort to better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, Washington University in St. Louis will replace the Forest Park Parkway bridge with a new bridge that is wider, safer and easier to access.

The new pedestrian and bicycle bridge will be 18 feet wide and provide separate paths for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as provide an accessible route to the hilltop of Washington University’s Danforth Campus.

Demolition work on the current bridge, which is part of the Centennial Greenway, will begin Monday, May 21. The new bridge is scheduled to open in October.

Learn more about the Forest Park Parkway Bridge Replacement project in the Source.

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