The John V. Tunney pedestrian bridge at Hammer Museum, above the institution’s large garden courtyard, is nearly complete. For the first time since the Museum’s opening, the 2nd floor western permanent galleries will finally be connected to those on the east; encouraging visitors to explore all sides of the institution and giving curators more flexibility. The tapered, 33-foot-long span bridge, designed by Michael Maltzan with John A. Martin and Guy Nordenson engineers, will officially open early next year. The bridge’s flanks will be made of white painted steel, and its flooring will consist of composite metal deck and concrete slab. The bridge’s angular curve not only offers a distinctive design for the modern art museum, but allows more natural light into the courtyard. For more information, and a timelapse video of the structural steel erection, check out the Architect’s Newspaper article here.