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New Huntsville Hospital Pedestrian Bridge in Place over Gallatin Street

The city’s largest medical construction project in 40 years has achieved a major milestone.

The new Orthopedic & Spine Tower is now connected to Huntsville Hospital thanks to a 50-ton pedestrian bridge over Gallatin Street. Aided by two large cranes, crews from Robins & Morton safely and delicately guided the bridge’s 80-foot-long steel frame into place last Saturday.

The climate-controlled walkway will allow Huntsville Hospital
staff, patients and visitors to move easily between the hospital and Orthopedic & Spine Tower.

Once construction is finished, the climate-controlled walkway will allow Huntsville Hospital staff, patients and visitors to move easily between the hospital and Orthopedic & Spine Tower.

The seven-story tower will include:

  • 24 state-of-the-art operating rooms
  • 72 spacious patient rooms\
  • Large pre-surgical prep and post-op recovery areas
  • A new home for the popular Joint Camp group physical therapy program
  • Covered parking for patients, visitors and physicians
  • More than 5,000 square feet of street-level restaurant and retail space

The tower at the northwest corner of Gallatin Street and Sivley Road – across from the hospital’s main entrance – is on track to open next summer.