1998 Excellence in Highway Design Category 6 - Highway Related Projects Award of Excellence
The Grasshopper Bridge
Designer: Cannon & Associates, Phoenix
Artist: Ed Carpenter, Portland Oregon
To ensure that children would use the bridge across a large wash, the city used an artist to develop an innovative, playful design that is integrated into the structural design. Because the children designed templates for desert insects, lizards and animals that were sandblasted and stained onto the concrete deck, the children use the bridge and treat it with respect.