​​​​​​​​​Grovers Pedestrian Bridge​​

 

 

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ARTIST:   Kim Cridler, withAZTEC Engineering
DATE:   2003
LOCATION:  State Route 51 at Grovers Avenue
TYPE:   Bridge
MATERIALS:   Steel
BUDGET:   $70,000​​​
DISTRICT:   3
ZIP CODE:  85032​​​​​​


​Kim designed the bridge to appeal to both freeway motorists and pedestrians. The bridge, with its rounded arches reminiscent of local Spanish Revival architecture, is intended to serve freeway users as a formal gateway to the greater Phoenix area. The interior walkway of the bridge offers a more intimate experience for users and is lined with 24 bronze plaques cast with the thoughts and sentiments of the community residents. The engraved messages describe community members' personal experiences, feelings and memories of the Paradise Valley area and what attracted them to live here -- the open space, history, natural beauty, wildlife and flora of desert living.