Two years after construction began, pedestrians and vehicles are able to use the Gilman Drive Bridge connecting La Jolla and UC San Diego.
Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the completion of the arch bridge that extends across Interstate 5. When construction began, the approximate cost was estimated at $20.6 million.
The bridge was built through a partnership between the San Diego Association of Governments, Caltrans, and the University of California, San Diego.
"This has always been a missing link to the heart of our community," said Project Manager for UC San Diego Christina Mannion.
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"This is a key connector that is going to help us transform the campus for future construction projects as well."
Students with UC San Diego will use the bridge as a second on-campus crossing over the busy highway.
Construction began in 2016 and has required the closure of I-5.
Next steps in the Mid-Coast Trolley Expansion will be two other bridges to serve the trolley at Voigt and Nobel drives.