High Trestle Trail Bridge: RDG

24 Oct

RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in Des Moines, Iowa, David Dahlquist, Cool Bridge, Interesting architecture and engineeringRDG Dahlquist Art Studio in Des Moines, Iowa, David Dahlquist, Cool Bridge, Interesting architecture and engineeringHigh Trestle Trail Bridge, Boone County, Iowa. RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in Des Moines, Iowa, David Dahlquist

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Completed last year, the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Boone County, Iowa was designed by public artist David B. Dahlquist of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in response to a “call for artist” competition issued by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Purely sculptural, as opposed to functional or a structural part of the bridge, the final design has a blooming quality, or maybe camera-shutter-like effect, head on. Surprisingly, from the side, one can appreciate how spaced out the individual steel archways actually are. It’s interesting to see the lit-up nighttime version which has such a different, more futuristic look. Either way, I’d say it’s a very successful and striking design.

If you like this bridge you might also enjoy the Twist Bridge.

Photos: Kevin Eberle; Jason Mrachina; Phil Roeder; and RDG

One Response to “High Trestle Trail Bridge: RDG”

  1. masoud December 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    where are your picture from bridge ??

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