The re-opening of the Mill Street Bridge could be a sign of future growth at The University of Akron.
The bridge connects the north end of the main part of the campus toward downtown Akron, specifically Quaker Square, which is now owned by the university.
The university's expansion efforts have mainly focused on moving toward downtown, but mainly from the southern and central parts of the campus. Now that the bridge is open, is the university eyeing further expansion toward the northwest?
"It's logical that we grow to the north and to the west," said UA Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities Management Ted Curtis. "We look forward to that and this bridge is very significant in helping that growth happen."
The bridge has been closed for two years for a complete overhaul.