High Trestle Trail Bridge Designed by RDG Planning & Design Architecture

The High Trestle Trail Bridge

The High Trestle Trail Bridge is the fifth longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in the United States. The half-mile-long bridge that lies along the Des Moines River Valley stretches to the middle of the lowa state, which is about 600 miles long. The project, embraces the history of local coal mining and the geology of the region with its design, was inspired by the structure of an old mine shaft. The bridge which resembles the view of steel cribs of a mine tunnel makes you feel like you are entering a mine.

The unusual design of bridge comes out with its fascinating lighting design in blue color as the darkness of the night. Illuminations that emphasize the magnificent geometry of steel constructions attract both local and international visitors in the night view of the bridge, which is as impressive as the daytime view. The High Trestle Trail Bridge that connects the two sides has 15 to 20 thousand people a month, making a major contribution to regional economic development.

The collaborate work of artists, engineers, architects, lighting designers, property owners and public creates  a solid basis by bringing together five different communities.

Details
Architect: RDG Planning & Design
Position: United States, Madrid, IA 50156, USA
Photograph: Iris22 Productions
Manufacturer: Steel Erectors of Iowa, Iowa Metal Fabrication
Budget: 815,000 USD

 

 

 

 


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