Irene Whitney Hixon Bridge by Siah Armajani

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Created in 1988 by Twin Cities based-artist Siah Armajani, the Irene Whitney Hixon Bridge connections Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with Loring Park, bridging 16 lanes of traffic.

The 379-foot span gets props for being one of the coolest pedestrian bridges around. It uses beam, arch and suspension support (it doubles as a bridge glossary!), comes in a lovely two-tone color scheme (the yellow is apparently taken from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home), and features a poem across the length of the bridge by John Ashbery.

Those regular pedestrian bridges spanning interstates are feeling mighty insecure right about now.

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