Interurban Trail Bridges

Submitted by Vicki Scuri

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Client: City of Shoreline

Location: Shoreline, WA, 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.

Additional Information

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.