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.