Tuesday, June 27, 2017

From Beginning to End: The Wimberly Bridge

Like New  Seniors line the pedestrian bridge, just a few years old, over Bell Avenue.
From the 1966 Daedalian, the university yearbook.   
A piece of TWU history is no more.

The pedestrian bridge over Bell Avenue on the TWU Denton campus, near the Student Union, was torn down on Friday, June 23, 2017. A part of campus history since 1962, the Wimberly Bridge now lives on only in our memories and in photographs and other records.

Here, courtesy of the University Archives and current TWU Libraries staff members, a few reminders of the bridge's history. 

The University Archiveshoused with and administered by the staff of the Woman's Collection based at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus, contains decades of records chronicling the history of TWU and its unique standing among Texas colleges and universities.

~Sandy Cochran 

Everything Has a Beginning  An article referencing the
beginning stages of the construction of Wimberly Bridge.
From the February 4, 1962 issue of the Denton Record-
Goodbye Gathering  Gathered for a brief farewell ceremony the week demolition was
set to begin, TWU students, faculty, staff, and members of the university administration
linger to reminisce, take photos, and sign parts of the structure. Photograph by Suzi
Townsdin. June 21, 2017.
From the Heart  TWU Libraries Librarian Suzi Townsdin leaves a farewell sentiment on the bridge. 
Photograph by Sandy Cochran. June 21, 2017. 
Making Room for the Future  Bulldozers pick up the remaining pieces of the demolished Wimberly Bridge. Photograph by Jon Hall. June 23, 2017. 

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