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Freight House Pedestrian Bridge / BNIM

  • 01:00 - 2 March, 2011
Freight House Pedestrian Bridge / BNIM
Freight House Pedestrian Bridge / BNIM, © Farshid Assassi
© Farshid Assassi

© Farshid Assassi © Farshid Assassi © Farshid Assassi © Farshid Assassi +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kansas City, MO, United States
  • Architect

    BNIM
  • Project Team

    TranSystems Corporation
  • General Contractor

    JE Dunn Construction
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

From the architect. Once located along the riverfront, the Pencoyd Railroad Bridge was built in 1892 and closed in 1970. Led by BNIM, the recipient of the 2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award, this historic bridge was relocated in 2006 to a new home where it became part of a new pedestrian link spanning the railroad artery separating the revitalized Crossroads district from popular civic destinations to the south.

© BNIM
© BNIM

Challenges included extracting the bridge from it’s original location, transporting it in one-piece through downtown and developing a design that would accommodate it’s new use for pedestrians, rather than rail traffic. The final design threads a pedestrian walkway through the existing trusses, while elegantly expressing movement through massing and materiality.

© Farshid Assassi
© Farshid Assassi

The view of the bridge from any angle, day or night, introduces a dynamic element into the urban context. However, its most important attribute is its connectivity for the community, providing safe and easy pedestrian passage to the area’s vibrant commercial, civic, retail and residential destinations.

© Farshid Assassi
© Farshid Assassi
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what a great use for the old structure.

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munter roe · March 03, 2011

Nice work

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