Lewis Street Bridge
1995-2000, Wichita, KS
Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Mark Spitzer Designs, Gossen Livingston Architects and Professional Engineering Consultants
Sponsored by City of Wichita
Lewis Street Bridge is one of two 300' long gateway bridges.
bracketing downtown Wichita, crossing the Arkansas River. The project
features 40' 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 pier lookouts with light towers suggest a ship's bow and
mast. They echo the forms of the Jayhawk; a world-class sailing vessel
previously moored at the boathouse next to the bridge. Lyrical patterns
mark the barrier rail and walkway creating a celebratory pedestrian
crossing. At night, the towers are illuminated.
Vicki Scuri provided conceptual direction and approach for all
elements including: railings, paving, wall treatments, and light towers.
Specifically, the light towers and lookout piers are a collaboration of Vicki
Scuri Siteworks with Mark Spitzer Designs.
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