Earle Bridge

100 Institute Road, Worcester MA, 01609

Built in the late 1930s, the footbridge over West Street was named for Rear Admiral Ralph Earle, WPI's sixth president, who presided over a campus expansion plan that resulted in Alden Memorial and Higgins Laboratories, among other campus landmarks. Students use the bridge to traverse campus on a daily basis—but their most memorable trips occur when they cross the bridge as a symbolic entry into WPI during New Student Orientation, and when they cross it again four years later to receive their well-deserved diplomas on Commencement Day.

WPI Earle Bridge