Douglas Street Bridge
1995-2000, Wichita, KS

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Gossen Livingston Architects, Mark Spitzer Designs and Professional Engineering Consultants
Sponsored by City of Wichita

Douglas Street Bridge is one of two 300' long gateway bridges, bracketing downtown Wichita, crossing the Arkansas River. The project features 65' high stainless steel light towers reflecting the nautical theme of water and the aeronautical identity of Wichita as "the Air Capital of the World." The bridge is designed as a gathering place for River Festival; featuring two levels of pedestrian walkways framed with low-rise stairs for bleacher seating. The light towers provide a passage between the low and high pedestrian walks creating a ceremonial space. The barrier walls are custom patterned. A special paving design enhances the pedestrian experience. At night, the towers are illuminated.

Vicki Scuri Siteworks provided conceptual direction and approach for all elements including: railings, paving, wall treatments, and light towers. Specifically, the light towers are a collaboration of Vicki Scuri Siteworks and Mark Spitzer Designs.

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