A Bridge for the People: Denver Moves Pedestrians With a String of Context-Sensitive Structures

In a feature on bridge construction, a "signature" bridge connecting downtown Denver to a historic neighborhood located on the other side of a freeway is described. The Highland Bridge is designed to provide a context-sensitive solution for pedestrian movements. It is the third of a family of three signature bridges. Design objectives are listed, including creating an architecturally significant "gateway" structure. Collaboration between structural engineers and urban designers involved 3-D computer renderings and an extensive public-involvement process. A dramatic triple rib steel arch rising 70 feet above the ground and spanning 320 feet at its maximum is the result. Design decisions leading up to the current project are also described.


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  • Accession Number: 01052226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 2:39PM