Kentucky Bridge at Broadway StationDenver, Colorado
SAR+ was asked by the City of Denver to lead the design of a network of pedestrian bridges which will serve the greater Broadway Station Metro District, navigating across the light and heavy rail tracks and over the South Platte River, connecting the various components of the District to each other and providing improved connections to the greater surrounding community. The distinctive natural material of corten steel was chosen as a way to unify the different bridges with a common language, a warm glow signifying mobility and access throughout.
The Kentucky Ave Bridge serves as a multi-modal crossing providing vehicular access and a pedestrian and bicycle path, which connects the east-west primary access over the River to the South Platte River Trail providing regional access to the north and south. The intersection is marked by an illuminated obelisk, whose perforated weathering steel cladding unfolds into an integrated pedestrian screen panel, allowing the entire bridge to function as a western gateway to the District.
- Location Denver, Colorado
- Client Broadway Station Metro District
- Markets Civic/CulturalMixed-Use
- Type Architecture