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Construction begins for 16 Tech bridge

This bridge will be the first of it’s kind in Marion Co. to give majority share to non-vehicles.

Shovels and hardhats are displayed at the site of the future 16 Tech bridge on Indy's west side

The bridge will span Fall Creek at West 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive on Indy’s near west side.

Photo by INDYtoday team

Yesterday morning, 16 Tech Community Corporation broke ground on a new community bridge to connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to the city’s research and medical corridor.

The bridge is being called the “first of its kind,” reinterpreting the principles of a classic suspension bridge using flat steel plates and fan-type masts to create a wave-like form, inspired by the natural features surrounding Fall Creek.

The bridge will prioritize accessibility, pedestrians, and cyclists by creating protected pathways separated from vehicle traffic — with more than half of its square footage dedicated to non-vehicular use.

The bridge will also link the 16 Tech District to the city’s wider trail and greenway network, including the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. It’s scheduled to be complete by next summer.

Want the bridge named after you? The 16 Tech Community Corporation is seeking a community partner to honor the bridge and its connection to nearby neighborhoods through a naming sponsorship. Learn more.

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