The bridge is named after the man and his family who donated $1 million dollars to fund the $4.2 million dollar project. The bridge spans the St. Joseph River and allows walker, joggers and bicyclists to cross from the main campus from the parking lot to the left of Kettler Hall, to a soccer field and Holiday Inn on the other side.
The bridge is made of 100% recyclable materials and had a life expectancy of 75 years and has been galvanized to prevent corrosion.
It was opened and was dedicated on August 18, 2009.
In addition to is being useful, the bridge is also artistic and would be a good backdrop for photos both at the ends of and on the bridge.