ABKJ provided design services for the 475’ pedestrian bridge that links the glass museum’s rooftop plaza with the Washington State History Museum. The bridge takes pedestrians through a corridor of brilliant light and color created by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
This bridge links downtown Tacoma to the Thea Foss Waterway and provides an artistic connection between the Union Station Historic District and the Museum of Glass. Spanning 500’ over the I-705 freeway, BNSF railroad tracks, and Dock Street, this gateway structure is comprised of concrete deck on steel girders supported by very thin columns.
ABKJ is a design services firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington known as the US Global Center. Founded in 1956, we have provided leadership and support for the most challenging and recognizable projects in the Pacific Northwest, across the United States, and around the world for private and public clientele requiring the highest level of capabilities.