Everett Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

Everett, Washington

Project Size:

Bridge length: 210 feet

Project Status:

Anticipated Completion 2019

The Everett Grand Avenue Park Pedestrian Bridge establishes a new connection from Grand Avenue Park and the surrounding neighborhoods to a planned mixed-use development, the Everett Farmer’s Market and a public marina. LMN’s design integrates a series of ramped pathways above, around and inside a sloped truss, preserving views to the waterfront, Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains, while providing equitable and convenient access between the park and waterfront district.

The project is driven by both performance and practicality, underscoring the merit of thoughtfully designed community infrastructure. Stormwater overflow piping—the initial impetus for the project—all but disappears beneath the pathway. Switchbacks and ramped pathway design minimizes intervention into the steep hillside. Custom-cut aluminum panels perform triple duty as hand rail, throw barrier and lighting reflector. Viewing platforms from the bridge offer multiple experiences of the surrounding landscape. Recalling the vernacular of a railroad overpass, steel frame trusses are positioned to echo the ramp volumes and fabricated in sections off-site to allow for ease of installation over the active railway.