Hillhouse Pedestrian Bridges at Yale University

NSBA Merit Award

Project: Hillhouse Pedestrian Bridges, New Haven, CT
Date: 2010
Owner: Yale University and the City of New Haven
Lead Designer & Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates, New York, NY
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, New Haven, CT

Steel Fabricators: 
Sure Iron Works, Brooklyn, NY
MC Ironworks, Lehigh Valley, PA
Total Cost of project: Approximately $2.5 Million
Tonnage: 25 tons

Description: When the Hillhouse Avenue vehicular bridge in New Haven CT was reconstructed, the pedestrian passageways were separated as two independent foot bridges, aligning with the existing axes of the sidewalks along the avenue. The bridges span 60 feet and feature a complex, 19th-century inspired, lattice pattern.

After Sure Iron Works fabricated the perforated, corrugated webbing, they partnered with MC Ironworks to execute the next phase of fabrication. The specifications required an AISC-certified structural steel fabricator to weld the cambered webbing to the support girders, as well as prime and paint the bridges.

This multi-faceted collaboration delivered an award-winning bridge solution to the campus of Yale University.

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Hillhouse Bridge Photos

Hillhouse Pedestrian Bridge

Hillhouse Blasting

Hillhouse Finish Coat

Hillhouse Priming

Hillhouse Welding