January 15, 2016
Kansas City, Kan. — As part of the hospital's Cambridge North Tower project, a two-story pedestrian bridge will be constructed across Cambridge Street and 39th Avenue. The new bridge will link Cambridge North Tower to the Center for Advanced Heart Care.
The unique bridge will be 225 feet long and provide both a private and public floor. Designed with patient privacy in mind, one floor will be dedicated solely to clinical staff and patient transport, while the other floor will be open to visitors and other hospital traffic.
Starting Monday, Jan. 18, preparations for bridge construction will begin, including its attachment to the heart center.
Due to the construction, staff and patients at the heart center may experience noise and vibration through July. Temporary walls will also be installed in the heart center on the ground floor, as well as floors 1-3.
Important construction dates pertaining to the pedestrian bridge and heart center:
- Monday, Jan. 18 - Outside railing and site retaining wall demolition.
- February through May - Window film and protection will be in place on the third and fourth floor west windows.
- Feb. 1 - Heart center glass panels will be removed on the first and second floors for bridge tie-in.
See an image illustrating when and how the pedestrian bridge will attach to the heart center.