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Thunderbird Bridge

1995-2000, Phoenix, AZ

In 1995, I was hired by the Phoenix Arts Commission as the artist on a team designing a vehicular bridge on the Piestewa Peak Parkway, a new eight lane freeway. The site was Thunderbird Road, located several miles north of downtown Phoenix. My role was to develop a concept to beautify the bridge and mitigate its impact on the neighborhood. My design includes a flowing shape with serpentine terraced walls, a textured rocklike surface, brightly colored serpentine railings, and a special lighting system.    READ MORE

Beth Galston, in partnership with BRW, Inc., has shaped the world of our daily commute to and from work in a way that may go unnoticed by some but can be appreciated by all. -- Phoenix Arts Commission Milestones    READ REVIEWS


Concrete, metal railings, lighting, earth
contours, crushed granite, plants
Dimensions of bridge and landscape:
300' W x 1000' L