Officials with the University of Saint Francis helped cut the ribbon, wrapping up the $2.27 million project.
Allen County teamed up with the city to rebuild the bridge, adding lanes and sidewalks, and installing a traffic signal at the Leesburg Road intersection.
County and school officials say it will make a busy traffic area safer.
"I think, you know, it's well done, it's beautiful, I think it's safe, it's got nice wide sidewalks for the neighborhood, for students, and others who walk across the bridge, as well as those who drive across," says USF President Sister Elise Kross.
"I think any safe way to travel in Fort Wayne and our community is the way to be and we're very, very fortunate to be able to keep all our roads and bridges safe," says Allen County Commissioner Linda Bloom.
These old cars are the first ones to cross the bridge, which opened at four this afternoon.