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SEH Lake Street Bridge Project Pre-Design Team, 2001

In 2001 I was invited to join the pre-design team of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., a Minneapolis engineering firm, charged with developing solutions, schematics and models, for a proposed gateway at the intersection of Interstate 35W and Lake Street, in South Minneapolis. The project included improving access and traffic flow to and from Lake Street from 35W, designing a bridge that would be wider than it was long, a new bus terminal, improving the lower level aesthetics and functionality of Lake Street and integrating the project into a ten mile greenway passing near the site. After four months of consultation, team proposals and models were presented by S.E.H. to officials of the City of Minneapolis, State of Minnesota and neighborhood groups for study and budget development.

Lyndale and Franklin Pedestrian Bridge, 2005

In the spring of 2005, construction was started on a bridge designed by Mark Saltsman of SEH incorporating elements of the Lake Street project proposal situated at a new location north of the intersection of Lyndale Avenue South and Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The location serves as a gateway to the west end of the city, Loring Park, the Walker Art Center and adjacent sculpture gardens. Original recommendations for the Lake Street site called for three to four parallel stainless steel and copper plate visually interlacing structures. The Lyndale bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle bridge using a single concrete plane.

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S.E.H. Pre-Design Model of 38th Street/I-35W for the Lake St.& I-35 Project 2001

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Selections: Hallman Pre-Design sketch models, Lake St./I-35W bridge 2001

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Lyndale / Franklin Bridge under Construction, 2005