Gold Line Bridge

Submitted by andrew leicester

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Client: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Auhtority

Location: Arcadia, CA, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $1,000,000

Project Team

Artist

andrew leicester

Architect

Rivka Night

AECOM, Los Angeles

Industry Resource

Lawrence Damore

SKANSKA U.S.A., Los Angeles

Client

Habib F. Blian

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority

Overview

Metro Gold Line light rail bridge over Interstate 210 near Arcadia. 584 ft long. 115 ft wide. 255,000 vehicles pass under the bridge daily. Materials: 6,500 cu yards concrete and steel reinforcement. Cost: $16.8 million.

Goals

Andrew Leicester was hired prior to the bridge design. Leicester worked with the Authority over one year developing the concept with numerous community feed back. Approved concept was then engineered by AECOM and put out for bids. Skanska USA was awarded the contract.

Process

Leicester worked closely with the Construction Authority, AECOM and Skanska in all phases of the design and construction including the lighting and landscaping. The bridge has won six national awards for its design and construction.

Additional Information

The baskets pay tribute to the indigenous Native American inhabitants of the San Gabriel Valley and the growth of agriculture as a major industry. The bridge superstructures references the Western Diamond back snake native to the nearby mountains.