image: © Courtesy of 4CultureDeadline April 1, 2009
4Culture and the King County Department of Transportation are seeking an artist living in Washington or Oregon to work collaboratively with the Bridge Unit to create a Bridge Design Manual. The manual will describe a kit of parts for application in County-wide short span bridge replacement projects. Short span bridges are those less than 20 feet in length. Bridge components for possible inclusion in the Bridge Design Manual include railings, barriers and lighting. The selected artist will work with the King County Department of Transportation to understand the function and design possibilities of short span bridges. It is not expected that the artist will create the component parts, rather s/he will design parts that can be used in various configurations over many years and on many bridges, resulting in a signature experience within King County’s network of roads and bridges. The project budget is $50,000 inclusive of artist residency meeting time, conceptual and schematic level design work, documentation, presentations and travel. The qualified applicant will have experience working in design team collaborations, preferably for infrastructure and/or bridge projects.

image: © Courtesy of 4Culture