Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Bridges - Pedestrian Bridge over West 23rd Street

This pedestrian bridge crosses West 23rd Street at Eugene Field Elementary School.  It has a circular ramp at each end and is handicapped accessible.  I can swear that I have seen bridges of this identical design in other cities but cannot recall just where.  If you know of another I would like to know where it is.  In fact I think I remember seeing one in video footage from Iraq but I am probably mistaken.


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11 comments:

Marka said... [Reply to comment]

That's a neat bridge design!

Today's bridge post is photographs of the siding and flooring from the Gilpin's Falls Bridge.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

It is a nice bridge. I am like you in that I am sure that I have seen it before and perhaps on a newscast of Iraq.

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

Very cool design. Usually these bridges look so chunky and utilitarian, but this one has a bit of style.

VioletSky said... [Reply to comment]

I really like this - and I'm glad that there are no distracting tall buildings behind it so it can stand out as a piece of functional art.

The Redneck Rosarian said... [Reply to comment]

I like this bridge. It reminds me of the bridges in Moscow. Their system of walks for pedestrians is amazing... Over or under.....

Lucy Corrander said... [Reply to comment]

That's interesting. I have not seen a bridge like this but my first thought too was Iraq - I think because of sculpture rather than bridges. It is an interesting distraction in what looks otherwise like a pretty boring street. Do children play on it? (If concrete - I hope it lasts!)

Lucy

Crafty Green Poet said... [Reply to comment]

I've never seen a bridge like that before, very distinctive design

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

A very unique design, this footbridge. And it does have a middle eastern flavor to it, doesn't it.

Genie said... [Reply to comment]

You may have seen other bridges with this design, but it is my first. I think it is really a cool one, and I bet the kids love walking over it. The “arched” section looks like a parentheses to me. Love your photo this week.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

I want to say that I have seen this design in OKC and maybe one in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. There may have been one or two more in the Tulsa Metro area at one time. Still, it is an iconic design in Tulsa.

Pat said... [Reply to comment]

Reminds me of two hands placed together over one's head like an Egyptian dance, you know? I've seen bike ramps over streets but not quite like this!