September 9, 2016
Facilities Management
Bill Paulus


Washington Ave Bridge

Dear FM,

It’s been a short work week due to the Labor Day holiday, so I thought I’d follow that with a short update. Today’s topic is the Washington Avenue Bridge.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that the Washington Avenue bridge pedestrian enclosure has deteriorated over time and looks really run down with holes in the plywood, peeling paint and rusting metal frames. The whole structure will be rebuilt at some point, but we are not sure when that will happen. We asked U-Construction Carpenters to come up with a temporary solution that improved the appearance while still being cost effective. We made a video of the project - Click here to check it out. Make sure you watch to the end to see the list of all the people involved. Also a special thanks to Jojo Liebeler, Communications Consultant, for pulling the video together.

A slightly shorter version of the video was shown at the Board of Regents Facilities Committee meeting yesterday morning. Because so much of FM’s work is behind the scenes, it was rewarding to get a little air time for the great work we do every day.


Bill Paulus the interim AVP for FM
Bill Paulus is the interim Associate Vice President for Facilities Management. He regularly publishes memos to communicate information and issues that affect FM staff.