Oklahoma City is known around the country as a community where the arts flourish at every turn. One of the most unique examples of architectural art in OKC is the Skydance Pedestrian Bridge that towers above Interstate 40 near downtown.
This beautiful architectural masterpiece is inspired by the “sky dance” of the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Oklahoma’s state bird.
The bridge spans over 380 feet in length and reaches a height of almost 200 feet. The design reflects the body of the scissor-tailed flycatcher with “wings’ serving as the housing for 600 angled steel “feathers.” Constructed of stainless steel panels, the structure glimmers in the sunlight during the day and transforms to a spectacular light show after dark with its LED color-changing lights. The nighttime illumination is evenly installed throughout the bridge to present intense saturated colors.
Planning for the bridge began in 2008 when Oklahoma’s mayor announced plans to hold a competition for a downtown bridge of “iconic status that reflects the cosmopolitan and vibrant qualities of Oklahoma City.” The bridge opened within four years in April of 2013. A local firm, MKEC Engineering and Butzer Design Partnership designed the bridge under the leadership of Han Butzer.
The Skydance Bridge is located in the heart of the developing MAPS 3 downtown park, which is nearing completion. For further information, go to www.visitokc.com/about-okc/shydancebridge/
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We invite our friends and customers to visit our B&R Oklahoma City area locations at:
3204 N. Classen Blvd, 405-525-0102
2613 N. MacArthur Blvd, 405-789-3020
2501 SW 59th St, 405-616-5812
In nearby Moore:
231 S. Broadway, 405-794-4444