Iron Workers Local 25 and Detroit-based Ideal Contracting LLC finished work on steel trusses that span the walkway surrounding the Little Caesars Arena bowl, The District Detroit announced Thursday.

Installation of the trusses started the week of Feb. 1, with crews hoisting the white supports into place on the Via, a 61,000-square-foot covered walking area with offices, retail stores and restaurant options, The District Detroit said in a news release.

The 65 trusses are individually shaped, varying from 40 to 120 feet long. They connect to the arena on the inside and to new mixed-use buildings outside the arena, creating an atrium with a clear covering between the trusses that allows light in.

The $635 million Little Caesars Arena is scheduled to open in September at I-75 and Woodward Avenue. The venue is the centerpiece of The District Detroit, a 50-block mixed-use development of $1 billion or more of new office space, retail, residential, bars and restaurants.

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