The City of Lone Tree has approved a plan to move forward with the installation of a new pedestrian bridge that will span Lincoln Avenue just east of Yosemite Street. The pedestrian bridge was designed by Denver-based Fentress Architects.
“This new bridge will provide safety for children, bikers and pedestrians crossing over Lincoln Avenue while providing an iconic landmark for the City of Lone Tree,” said CEO and Principal Curtis Fentress.
The cost of the bridge is $6.8 million and this project was approved in a vote by the Lone Tree City Council in June. A leaf shape has been incorporated into this bridge.
“A cable stay bridge provides the basis for creating one of the lightest medium long-span crossing typologies. With weight a significant driver in both aesthetic and cost of long-span structures the ability to create a lightweight bridge is extremely attractive,” states Fentress Architects.
Lone Tree is located in the southeast part of the Denver metro area and has experienced a large amount of growth in recent years. Charles Schwab recently opened a corporate campus just a short walk from where the bridge will be installed.
Fentress Architects is well known for its design of the Jeppesen terminal at Denver International airport and downtown Denver’s 43-story 1999 Broadway that recently won the 25-year Award from the American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region.
Sketch of Lone Tree Bridge courtesy Fentress Architects.