US 29 pedestrian bridge work to resume October 26; bridge to be closed until early December

By October 19, 2017 No Comments

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Howard County Department of Public Works today announced that work to improve the pedestrian bridge that crosses US 29 in Columbia will resume on October 26, resulting in the closure of the bridge until early December. Work had been briefly suspended due to an interruption in the contractor’s materials supply for the colored, spiraling geodesic tube that will surround the bridge.

In addition to the geodesic tube, the bridge improvement project includes the installation of new lighting and enhanced security upgrades. The pedestrian bridge opened more than three decades ago and has served as an important connection between Columbia Town Center and residential communities to the east, including Oakland Mills and Long Reach.

The County will continue to distribute and honor complimentary bus passes for those travelling between the Oakland Mills Village Center and The Mall in Columbia. Those passes may be obtained by contacting the County’s Office of Transportation at 410-313-4312 or by email to

Additional information on the project, including information on the alternatives for those who walk and bike across the bridge, can be found on-line at

For questions or concerns about Capital Project B-3863, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email