Campbell-LeConte Bridge Officially Completed

May 15, 2015

Crossing bridge resized The Campbell-LeConte Bridge is crossed by department members for the first time.

After months of waiting, the Campbell-LeConte bridge was finally cleared for use last week, marking the achievement of another major milestone towards the completion of the Campbell Hall building renovation. The bridge, which connects Campbell Hall (home of the Astronomy department) and LeConte Hall (home to the Physics Department), aims to help foster a stronger, collaborative relationship between members of each department by allowing for easier movement between buildings.

The moment was celebrated with a short ceremony; Astronomy chair Imke de Pater and Physics chair Steve Boggs, in their respective buildings, gave short speeches and performed ribbon cuttings before participating in a shared ribbon cutting at the center of the bridge. Attendees were welcome to freely venture across the bridge for beverages in Campbell and cookies in LeConte. 

We are all overjoyed by this development and look forward to embarking on new projects with the Physics Department!

Steve Boggs, Physics Chair, and Imke de Pater, Astronomy Chair, stand at opposite sides of the bridge.

About to cut the final ribbon – here's to the beginning of a new era!