Design-Build Project for Pedestrian Bridge Over NW 41st Street at HEFT – Pedestrian Bridge Aesthetic Manual
The changing dynamics of cities require more interconnectivity, for which a pedestrian bridge over NW 41st Street in the City of Doral would provide the opportunity. The purpose of a pedestrian bridge in this location would bring together the principles of Live, Learn, Work, and Play by connecting residential areas with institutional and metropolitan areas of the City of Doral across high traffic streets.
The overall design focuses on a visible structural system and a secondary system of mesh paneling to provide an airy enclosure for pedestrians and keep items from falling to traffic below. South Florida’s climate requires shade from the harsh sun and cover from the rain, which is provided by an overhead roof panel system. Strategic illumination is also provided for occupants’ safety at night. The concept of Live, Learn, Work, and Play is embedded in the side of the bridge to symbolize what the City of Doral is achieving by constructing this bridge.
- City of Doral Branding: The bridge structure displays the City’s branding message and logo to signify entry into the City from the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT).
- Enhanced Aesthetics and Connectivity: The bridge is a prominent gateway structure for the City, and aesthetics are an integral part of the overall project goals. This pedestrian bridge also provides for more pedestrian-friendly connectivity, spanning from north to south over the congested NW 41st Street.
- Design Criteria: This project includes design and visualization services for the proposed pedestrian bridge, as well as a Bridge Aesthetics Manual to be used by the City for procurement of a design-build team. The opportunity will remain throughout design and construction to be an integral part of the project as an owner’s representative.