1 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunset view with lighting 1400 0x0x1200x960 q85
2 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge model 1400 0x0x1200x787 q85
3 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunrise view with lighting 1400 0x0x1000x1250 q85
4 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunrise view with lighting structural elements 1400 0x0x1000x1282 q85
5 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunrise view of cable suspended structure 1400 0x0x1000x686 q85

This pedestrian Bridge, designed with Macchi Engineers, is the final link of a two-decade program by Riverfront Recapture to restore access to the Hartford riverfront.

The Bridge provides a highly visible pedestrian gateway to and from the Riverfront Plaza and Parks system. A sculptural superstructure towers over the Bridge, making it a gleaming landmark for the new Riverfront and for the City. It is reminiscent of the rigging of an old schooner, appropriate to the nautical history of the area, substantially enhancing the City’s skyline. The cable-supported superstructure, with 57 and 64-foot-high stainless steel clad towers, rests on a 130-foot span. Innovative strategies were required to ensure no excessive deflection or displacement in the cables, and to erect the angled towers efficiently.

Client

City of Hartford & Riverfront Recapture

Location

Hartford, CT

Size

130-foot span

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Phoenix Gateway Bridge

1 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunset view with lighting 1400 xxx q85
2 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge model 1400 xxx q85
3 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunrise view with lighting 1400 xxx q85
4 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunrise view with lighting structural elements 1400 xxx q85
5 tskp hartford riverfront recapture phoenix gateway pedestrian bridge sunrise view of cable suspended structure 1400 xxx q85
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Phoenix Gateway Bridge

This pedestrian Bridge, designed with Macchi Engineers, is the final link of a two-decade program by Riverfront Recapture to restore access to the Hartford riverfront.

The Bridge provides a highly visible pedestrian gateway to and from the Riverfront Plaza and Parks system. A sculptural superstructure towers over the Bridge, making it a gleaming landmark for the new Riverfront and for the City. It is reminiscent of the rigging of an old schooner, appropriate to the nautical history of the area, substantially enhancing the City’s skyline. The cable-supported superstructure, with 57 and 64-foot-high stainless steel clad towers, rests on a 130-foot span. Innovative strategies were required to ensure no excessive deflection or displacement in the cables, and to erect the angled towers efficiently.

Client

City of Hartford & Riverfront Recapture

Location

Hartford, CT

Size

130-foot span