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St. Luke’s preps to hoist new skybridge

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A new skybridge at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center will connect the main hospital with a new building dedicated to children’s services.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will have to find another route as Avenue Be between the buildings and a portion of Jefferson will be closed starting Thursday and running until as late as December 19th, depending on structural checks.

Crews are constructing the skybridge on the ground nearby. Crews will lift it into place with cranes and dollies next weekend – then check to make sure it is secure.

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The Luke’s skybridge will be one of the most prominent over a public street, and is part of a growing trend.

Boise has a number of skybridges over public streets and alleys – including the Key Bank bridge at Capitol & Idaho and the Boise Center bridge over 8th St. Private bridges exist on the Simplot campus and another is planned for the Micron Technology campus. A developer hopes to someday build a large skybridge connecting two buildings downtown.

Coeur d’Alene joins Boise on the skybridge front – the Coeur d’Alene Resort has a bridge over the public street connecting the main hotel to parking.

The first skybridge in Idaho connected a parking garage at 10th and Bannock to the former Bon Marche building a few blocks away.  Most of that structure is gone, except for a small section over the alley behind the building (now home to Athlos Academies). 

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