Rogers Bridge RFP

  • Commissioning Entity: City of Duluth
  • Budget: $100000
  • Open Date: 2021-11-02
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2022-01-14

Brief Description

The goal of the project is to create an original artwork that will preserve the significance and history of the original bridge structure in a unique and interesting way and accompany a newly re-designed Rogers Bridge Park. It should embody the river/nature theme and reflect the community vision as part of the Master Art Plan for the City of Duluth. It is NOT intended to be “playable” or interactive art.
The City has coordinated with the bridge demolition contractor regarding notable salvage pieces and desired sizes. As such, every effort will be made to salvage a variety of beams and bracing in sizes ranging from 8’ to 20’ in length. The pieces selected by the chosen artist will be treated for lead prior to pick up. Although additional adornment is acceptable, it is expected that the majority of source materials used for the actual art will be derived from the original bridge.