Facilities Operations Update

Barnes-Jewish Plaza to close for weekend work

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Two weekend shut downs of Barnes-Jewish Plaza are being planned to set the new pedestrian bridge over the road, similar to highway shutdowns when overpasses are replaced.

Friday, September 22nd, at 5 pm, through Sunday, September 24th

  • Starting Friday evening, a large crane will be set up on Barnes-Jewish Plaza.
  • On Saturday, if the weather cooperates and there is little to no wind, the crane will set the 200,000-pound bridge into place. The bridge lift will take place on Sunday if there is wind.

Saturday, September 30th, time to be determined

  • Concrete will be pumped up onto the bridge deck. This will take several hours, and the contractors are working to determine the time.
    Detours and Impact
    • Detours will be in place, directing drivers both for entering and exiting the campus.
    • For approximately three hours on Saturday, September 23rd, the Plaza Garage entrance from Barnes-Jewish Plaza will be closed, as well as the current pedestrian bridge while the new bridge is lifted into place.
    Construction personnel will direct patients and visitors to the garage entrance on Clayton Ave. and to the employee tunnel under Barnes-Jewish Plaza.

Team members and physicians should plan to take the Boyle exit to Clayton Ave. to avoid delays and to reduce traffic for patients and visitors.

Watch progress on webcams. Please direct any questions or concerns to Justin Breig, BJC project manager, 314-323-2317.