40th Street Pedestrian Bridge
Partners: CPED, Public Works, MNDOT
Artist Seitu Jones has been selected to design a railing for the new 40th Street Pedestrian Bridge, which will span I-35W at 40th Street, serve pedestrians and bicyclists and link the east and west sections of the River Lake Greenway. The project was selected for Art in Public Places—the City’s percent for art program—by the Public Art Advisory Panel from the City’s Capital Improvement Program. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) is the lead agency on this project and the City is working in partnership with them on the bridge.
Public Art Goals and Criteria
The selected artist’s design will follow guidance in the City’s Public Art Policies, and the Visual Quality Manual and Public Art Framework Plan for the I35W Access Project, both of which can be found at www.35lake.com. The design will particularly consider for Framework’s vision to reflect the character of adjacent neighborhoods and the themes of movement, neighborhood history and cultural heritage.
- Community members served on the artist selection panel.
- City staff and the artist will meet with the neighborhood organizations and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Advisory Council to discuss their vision in April and May.
- A community meeting will be held in June to review two railing concepts.
- The selected artist will create a railing design incorporating specialized elements, such as medallions or inserts which will be fully detailed through a community engagement process.
Community Meeting and City Approvals
Construction Documents approved by MNDOT
Community Engagement to Develop Specialized Elements
For more information contact Mary Altman.
Last updated Jun 21, 2016