inFORM studio: bagley pedestrian bridge
 
inFORM studio: bagley pedestrian bridge inFORM studio: bagley pedestrian bridge
aug 23, 2011

inFORM studio: bagley pedestrian bridge

‘bagley pedestrian bridge’ by inFORM studio located in detroit, michigan, USA image © james haefner photography

american practice inFORM studio has completed the ‘bagley pedestrian bridge’ located in detroit, michigan. the winning proposal of a competition driven initiative addresses inhabitants of communities located in the southwest of detroit whom have been divided and isolated from a rift generated by highway implementation. this new infrastructure provides a safe means of crossing the congested areas providing an elevated connection to the vehicular bridge which leads to windsor, ontario, canada. 

the comprehensive design contains 41,000 square feet of public plaza with additional surrounding landscape and artwork. a new stage for interaction, community members may occupy spaces on the bridge or have regular processional experiences between adjacent landmarks and view the city skyline. steel cables anchor the concrete mast to seat walls on the ground plane of the bridge. walkers, runners and bicyclists are accommodated with separated lanes connected at nodes for the varied speeds of travel.

bridge, urban plaza, art and landscape merge to create a new communal space image © james haefner photography

cable stayed concrete tower serves as a visual marker to the center of the bridge image © james haefner photography

(left) landscaping along the bridge (right) steel cables anchored into concrete seat wall images © james haefner photography

public plaza leading towards to the bridge image © james haefner photography

steel and glass light posts contrasts concrete bridge image © james haefner photography

game boards integrated into seating image © james haefner photography

(left) gateway marker at sunset (right) lighting illuminated images © james haefner photography

public plaza for activity and communal gathering image courtesy of inFORM studio

bridge entrance image courtesy of inFORM studio

at dusk image courtesy of inFORM studio

at night image courtesy of inFORM studio

urban context plan image courtesy of inFORM studio

site plan image courtesy of inFORM studio

lighting plan image courtesy of inFORM studio

model image courtesy of inFORM studio

(left) model image courtesy of inFORM studio (right) under construction image © james haefner photography

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