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Architecture, City Improvements

Pedestrian bridge coming to Lone Tree

July 6, 2015 3
Rendering of Lone Tree pedestrian bridge courtesy Fentress.

Rendering of Lone Tree pedestrian bridge courtesy Fentress Architects.

Rendering of Lone Tree pedestrian bridge courtesy Fentress Architects.

Rendering of Lone Tree pedestrian bridge courtesy Fentress Architects.

Lone Tree Bridge location. Image courtesy Fentress Architects.

Lone Tree Bridge location. Image courtesy Fentress Architects.

Lone Tree Bridge. Rendering courtesy Fentress Architects.

Lone Tree Bridge. Rendering courtesy Fentress Architects.

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.

Sketch of Lone Tree Bridge courtesy Fentress Architects.

There are 3 comments

  • SPR8364 says:

    Hi Justin, I think this is just east of Yosemite.

  • James says:

    This is a prime example of why we have no money for good bike/walking infrastructure. We waste it on projects like this. 6.8 million could do a lot more than build a pretty bridge which requires any pedestrian to add a football fields length of distance to their walk to get to the entrance and exit.

    It seems that they did not factor in the pedestrian or bike into the design at all. Am I missing something?

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