John Lewis Memorial Bridge
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 on the eastern side to North Seattle College and the residential areas to the west.
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 in turn creates a memorable point of passage between neighborhoods.