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Restoration, Repairs For Guy West Bridge Begins

  

The Guy West Bridge at Sacramento State is scheduled to undergo $3 million in repairs and a paint job that will return it to its original color. 

Crews will start clearing a road to the pedestrian and bicycle bridge this week to give trucks and equipment access. 

Linda Tucker with the City of Sacramento says five months of work on the deck, railing, and suspension cables will begin soon after.

"The third weekend or final weekend in July -that may be the first closure. We're committed to letting folks know when it's going to be closed ten days in advance. We'll be putting it up on our traffic alerts and also there will be  signage out on the bridge."

The bridge will be closed for four weekends while crews remove lead-based paint.  It will be painted international orange like the Golden Gate Bridge, of which it is a replica.  

The bridge is named after Sacramento State College's first president. The school didn't become Sacramento State University until 1972.