Community Planning & Economic Development

Public Arts Administration
105 5th Avenue South, Room 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

40th Street Pedestrian Bridge
Artist-Designed Railing

Partners: CPED, Public Works, MNDOT

Budget: $50,000

Summary Information from June 6 Community Meeting (pdf)

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 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 Engagement


April 2016

Artst Selection

May 2016

Concept Development

June 2016

Community Meeting and City Approvals

December 2016

Construction Documents approved by MNDOT


Community Engagement to Develop Specialized Elements

By 2020

Construction Complete

For more information contact Mary Altman.

Last updated Jun 21, 2016



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