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Creighton, NuStyle to begin construction of pedestrian bridge linking new development at former medical center to campus

An artist's rendering of what the bridge across U.S. Highway 75, linking the former Creighton University Medical Center property with the main Creighton campus, would look like.A visible element of Creighton University’s evolving campus master plan is coming into sharper focus as the University and NuStyle Development, the Omaha developer working on a transformation of the former Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC), announced today that plans are progressing for a pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 75.

The bridge would link Creighton’s main campus with the redeveloping CUMC property — where work began in June to turn the former hospital into residential and retail space.

“This is an exciting next step for Creighton University as our campus grows and moves further into the future by fostering and extending our learning environment,” said Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ. “This physical connection between the former CUMC site and campus is also, we hope, a connection on an academic and community plane, encouraging our students to engage with the wider neighborhood that surrounds the University.”

NuStyle, which is converting the former CUMC property into a development called The Landing, comprising 731 apartment units, retail space and other amenities, said the bridge is a key component in revitalizing the property and growing Creighton’s presence in the neighborhood.

“The bridge will be a signature element that defines The Landing property,” said Todd Heistand, president of NuStyle Development. “I am excited that The Landing project will serve as an important gateway to Creighton, but also for the communities surrounding the development to connect in many ways.”

Piers for the bridge will be the first visible signs of construction. A tower landing on Creighton’s property east of Highway 75 is planned along Wareham Parkway, just west of the California Mall, the main pedestrian walkway through the University’s campus.

Design of the bridge is being finalized to allow the pier and tower work to begin in October and the bridge superstructure to be lifted into place in the spring of 2018, with completion of the project in the summer of 2018.

For more information from NuStyle, contact Greg Rothermel at 402-522-7218.

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