The Shoreline Interurban Trail Bridges form a vital community link allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to safely cross Aurora Avenue and 160th Street. The Interurban Trail, part of a regional park trail system, utilizes the historic Interurban Trolley Line route from Seattle to Everett, WA. The two pedestrian bridges feature programmable LED lighting, laser cut panels, blue-glass and stainless steel-mesh screen walls (recalling trolley car window patterns), "rail-to-shore" concrete patterning (celebrating Shoreline's civic identity through its history and its proximity to water), and a connecting linear park including rain harvesting and native plants placed to recall Shoreline's historic orchards.
Public Art is integral to the project. The collaborative effort includes a Public Art and Urban Design Plan/Menu of Opportunities authored by Vicki Scuri with the Design Team. The Team collaboratively implemented many of the plan's design concepts.
The Shoreline Interurban Trail Bridges received the following awards: 2008 Best City Project, 2008 PSRC 2008 Vision 2020 Award, 2008 APA/PAW Transportation Plans, 2007 ARTBA Globe Award.
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