LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stephens College bridges should be more thoroughly inspected

Friday, April 6, 2012 | 11:09 a.m. CDT

Stephens College recently announced it is going to replace the two, 40-year-old bridges over Broadway and College Avenue. I asked to see the new plans, and they gladly showed them to me. The new bridges are designed very much like the old bridges, with open sides and top so objects can fall or be thrown onto traffic below or someone could even jump. Columbia has had someone fall from a pedestrian bridge recently.