Beehive Bridge – New Britain, CT

Submitted by WingNut Collaborative

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Client: City of New Britain

Location: New Britain, CT, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $2,100,000

Project Team

Artist/Architect

Marissa Mead

Svigals + Partners

Fabricator

Sign Pro

Sign Pro

Overview

The Beehive Bridge connects two neighborhoods in downtown New Britain that have long felt separate. Undulating honey-hued polycarbonate and aluminum railings and bee-themed sculptures bring an old connector to life and celebrate the City’s history in a bright new way.

Goals

The ornamentation and illumination of the pedestrian accessible areas of this overpass was a driving factor in the overall design of the project. The Bee Hive sculptural elements and illuminated railings acted as a destination, inviting the residents of the respective neighborhoods the opportunity to enjoy common space.