Oliver Lewis Way Bridge

Submitted by Clive Pohl

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Client: Kentucky State Dept. of Transportation

Location: Lexington, KY, United States

Completion date: 2016

Project Team

Architect

Christopher Weed

Christopher Weed Sculpture Inc.

Public Art Agent

Nathan Zamarron

LexArts Community Arts Director

Public Art Agent

Ellen A. (Nan) Plummer

LexArts President & CEO

Overview

As a portal to the University of Kentucky, the Distillery District, and our beloved downtown this bridge needed to be more than a mundane freeway overpass. Our involvement guaranteed the commitment to public art, expressive lines, and appropriate lighting.

Goals

After a nationwide contest, each of the four swooping piers now feature a sculpture called "Origins" by Christopher Weed and below the travel deck, along the Town Branch Trail, there are opportunities for six murals.