19th Avenue & Greenway, Phoenix, AZ.

Cable-stay span: 150’, ramps: 650’. Bridge completes connection of Sun Circle Trail System, linking biking & running trail over 19th Avenue. Design responds to the community’s desire to have a gateway. It also provides a “balcony” for watching moon-risings over the mountain. A perforated custom steel enclosure echoes the cyclical phases of the moon while shielding passers-by from the desert sun. LED and solar illumination will uniquely light bridge & pathway with minimal energy requirements. A program involving the local high school in naming, publicizing and documenting the bridge to encourage ownership.

Collaboration:  Structural Grace, engineers; Christopher Forman, architect

Commission:  City of Phoenix; Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture Public Art Program

Computer rendering and video fly-through: Christopher Forman

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