​​​​​Isaac Streetscape &

Ed Pastor Pedestrian Bridge

 

 

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​ARTIST: Leticia Huerta (streetscape) & Rosemary Lonewolf (bridge)

DATE: 2008

LOCATION: McDowell Rd from 32nd to 35th Ave

TYPE: Pedestrian Bridge, Bus Shelters, Landscaping & Harscaping

MATERIALS: Laser cut and powder coated steel, ceramic mosaic tile, concrete pavers, cast concrete, painted steel mesh 

BUDGET: $1,859,279

DISTRICT: 4

ZIP CODE: 85009


The Ed Pastor (formerly known as Isaac) Pedestrian Bridge has helped to bolster  the public fabric at the core of a revitalization area in West Phoenix. To design the bridge, artist Rosemary Lonewolf collaborated with Jacobs Engineering.  Lonewolf drew her inspiration for the bridge's bird-like form from geometric images of parrots painted on prehistoric Native American pottery. The steel mesh cage and supports of the bridge form the head and wings of a Scarlet Macaw – a prized bird in ancient times – flying in opposite directions. The brightly-colored relief pictures on the bridge columns tell the story of ancient traders toting corn and other goods from one culture to another. In addition to the relief images on the columns, the bridge features feather designs for railings and smaller support piers, an abstracted pattern of birds sandblasted into the walkway, and red lighting accenting the bridge at night.

The intersection of 35th Avenue and McDowell is well traveled by pedestrians and motorists alike. To create a more comfortable space for the community, artist  Leticia Huerta designed new  bus shelters for the four corners of 35th Avenue and McDowell Road as well as an enhanced streetscape, extending along McDowell Road in both directions from the base of the new Isaac Pedestrian Bridge. The streetscape features a specially designed pattern of colored pavers, a unique gate depicting an agave like plant, and new sidewalk alignments, trees and plantings to improve pedestrian comfort and safety along McDowell. The bus shelters feature colorful ceramic mosaics and shade screens perforated with the images of agave leaves. The streetscape provides a beautiful connection between the Isaac Middle School, the Brent Tarver Learning Center, four transit stops, and the Isaac Pedestrian Bridge.