Friday, January 13, 2012

Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge Project

These aren't the best photographs, but I am excited to see this new bridge lit at night! Here is the other amazing thing about it . . . it opened up months earlier than planned! When do you ever hear of government construction projects opening early? Great job, Oklahoma City!

The city web site says, "The bridge spans the new Interstate 40 near Robinson Avenue, connecting pedestrians to the Oklahoma River. The bridge is at the heart of the MAPS 3 downtown park, which is expected to begin construction in 2013."

The bridge design project is inspired by the Oklahoma State Bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher.  The design is 185 feet high, with 66-inch high ornamental metal railing spanning the length of the bridge, 30 feet wide, and 440-feet across new section of I-40, south of downtown. The bridge design is stainless steel to catch the light during the day, and will be lit with up-lighting at night. There is translucent material in the wings to create a glow.

The bridge was created to provide a pedestrian walkway between downtown and the rapidly developing Oklahoma River area.


  1. Wow, haven't driven by it yet.

    1. I drove by it tonight on the way back from the airport, and it wasn't lit. I've not seen it lit, yet!


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