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.
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.