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Nation's longest enclosed pedestrian walkway to be built in Oakland County

Posted: 10:00 AM, Feb 20, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-21 09:09:45-05
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PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) — United Shore announced plans to build the nation's longest enclosed pedestrian bridge.

The bridge will be 1,000 feet long and 26 feet wide with a moving walkway. It is aimed to connect two buildings in United Shore's Pontiac campus.

“People are our greatest asset and our culture focuses on keeping our team members connected and happy,” said Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of United Shore, in a press release. “Our people are the driving force behind the business and we’re looking for future team members who have a great work ethic and attitude. We’re also offering to train new team members from scratch and hiring for positions across operations, technology and sales.”

The $20 million bridge will be 300 feet longer than the Somerset skywalk.

United Shore says it will not be taking local tax incentives, instead asking that the funds are used in schools and the community where they are needed most.