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Arcade Street Bridge

Little Canada and Maplewood, Minnesota

2002

Description

The result of a collaboration between Cliff Garten Studio and Metropeligo Architects, this competition-winning entry was selected after extensive input from public agencies and local citizen groups. The 50-foot, two-lane traffic, and pedestrian bridge replaces a WPA-era concrete arch bridge and connects two lakes. The bridge, constructed of Corten steel, has a unique oval deck allowing cantilevered sides and greater interaction with the landscape. The railings and arches at overlooks are water jet cut with a pattern of maple leaves, for the cities of Mapelwood and Little Canada. The transparent structure is illuminated at night, acting as a beacon for lakesideide community. Cliff Garten Studio and Metropeligo designed aspects of the bridge, which was engineered by TKDA Engineers.

Information

INFORMATION

Location
Little Canada and Maplewood, MN

Date
2002

Medium
Concrete abutments, Core Ten steel construction with water jet cut patterns, plantation mahogany deck, bronze reliefs

Commissioned by
Department of Public Works of Ramsey County

Architect 
Aaron Parker, Metropeligo

Administration 
Public Art St. Paul, St. Paul

Engineer
Toltz, King, Duvall, Anderson and Associates, St. Paul

Client / Reference 
Jim Tolaas, Ramsey County Public Works, St. Paul, Minnesota
Christine Podas-Larson, Public Art St. Paul, St. Paul