St. Katherine Drive at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy will remain closed through the month while workers refurbish the school's signature pedestrian bridge.
The road is closed between the main school building and the administration building, and traffic is being re-routed, said Kent Allmon, director of facilities.
The white, wooden bridge, which spans over St. Katherine Drive and connects the two parts of the campus, was designed in 1927 by legendary architect Myron Hunt at what was then a resort hotel. The hotel, built by Flintridge founder Frank P. Flint and later sold to the Biltmore chain, floundered due to financial difficulties and in 1931 the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose established the school there.
The bridge has been meticulously maintained, Allmon said, but two years ago it was struck by a passing garbage truck.
"It was not enough damage that it was unsafe, but it needed to be repaired," Allmon said. "In January this year, it was struck again by another trash truck."