I-94 Footbridge


Built in 1977 and designed by Egil Wefald and Associates of Minneapolis, this foot and bicycle bridge crosses I-94 at the point of the old entrance to the St. John’s. The old entrance road was directly beneath the left end of the bridge. The bridge was constructed at this location because of the plan for traffic interchanges coming into St. John’s. Due to the closeness of a major fork at I-94 and County Road 75, the diamond exit-entrance ramp could not have been placed at the former east entrance of campus. To accommodate this, the footbridge was constructed to give access to the former east entrance of campus. Otherwise, that entrance would have been entirely sealed off. The bridge also serves as a necessary link to hiking and cycling trails.