BOLD BRIDGE DESIGN MAY LIE LOW

After the city of Tacoma, Wash., asked Sasha Brodsky and Ilya Utkin to devise a plan to reconnect the city to its waterfront, the architects designed a heavy-timber pedestrian bridge that combines the characteristics of a waterfront pier with the traditional railroad trestle.

The pedestrian bridge they propose extends 320 feet from the base of 12th Street with a 30-foot-wide deck. The tree-lined stone deck would be supported by five towers, with the fifth tower standing about 70 feet above the shoreline. Pedestrians could walk down to the waterfront by way of switch-back ramps. Timber latticework on the towers would serve as decorative sculpture.

When building will commence - or whether the bridge will be built at all - remains to be seen. Engineering and cost estimates have been done, says Michael Sullivan, manager of the division of cultural resources for the city. But more public interest and money are needed.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK