The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of October 2018, said Charles St. Martin, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, the agency in charge of the $16.97-million project.
The pedestrian bridge now being built on the piers that once carried the highway will eventually connect a nearly 5-acre park on the west side of the river with a nearly 2-acre park to its east. The DOT is responsible for constructing the bridge and parks, among the final elements of the highway realignment.
The DOT expects to put parks construction out to bid by the end of this year, start work in the spring and conclude the work by summer 2019, St. Martin said.
The new bridge will a key link in the CityWalk project currently under development.