Washington Ave. bridge closed this weekend

Kevin Burbach

The Washington Avenue Bridge, connecting the East and West Banks of campus, will be closed for the next two weekends due to work on the upcoming light rail. 

In a release sent to the University community Wednesday, Kathleen O'Brien, vice president of University services, said the bridge will be closed to cars starting 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11. The bridge will also be closed the following weekend.

Bus stops at Willey and Blegen Halls will also be closed during these weekends. 

On a note of good news though, O'Brien wrote in her email that the north side of the pedestrian bridge is expected to reopen by mid-June. 

Any updates will be posted here.