Northgate Ped Bridge

Northgate Ped Bridge

Seattle, WA

Northgate Ped Bridge

Seattle, WA

VIA was engaged by the Seattle Department of Transportation to design a new pedestrian bridge in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle, creating a cohesive connection through a community historically split by Interstate-5. The bridge will link to the upcoming Northgate Link Light Rail Station to North Seattle College and other residential areas.

 

The preferred concept utilizes a strong continuity of profile to create graceful transitions, building from simple approach spans to the fluid signature truss span. This primary span is the topographical feature of the project, the mountain peak, engaging the southbound I5 corridor through recalling the greater sectional profile of the region. This span creates a memorable point of passage between neighborhoods.

 

The bridge is designed to maximize safety for all users, whether biking or walking. Pedestrians will have better views across the straight alignment due to at-grade connections. A graceful open structure allows for views around corners to increase security and lookout areas for users to engage their surrounding context.