Interurban Trail Bridges

Submitted by Vicki Scuri

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Project

Client: City of Shoreline

Location: Shoreline, United States

Completion date: 2007

Artwork budget: $400,000

Project Team

Artist

Vicki Scuri

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks

Other

CH2MHill Engineers

Architect

Clinkston Brunner Architects

Landscape Architect

Hough Beck Baird Inc

Overview

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.

Process

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.