Bridge Manual

LEO BERK

4Culture commissioned artist Leo Saul Berk to study King County's bridges and to design a series of art elements that could be broadly applied and fabricated by King County Roads Services.

© Leo Berk, Newaukum Bridge, 2014, King County Public Art Collection, Photo by Leo Berk

Berk's artwork elements feature an enhanced railing to raise awareness of crossing a body of water, artist-designed entry pylons to create a clean punctuation for the bridge rail, sign blades cut and assembled to create one of three profiles that reference historic bridge structures, and a series of sectioned photographs adhered to the blades to bring the natural world occurring under the bridge deck to the viewer at road level.
 
 
© Leo Berk, Newaukum Bridge, 2014, King County Public Art Collection, Photo by Leo Berk
© Leo Berk, Newaukum Bridge, 2014, King County Public Art Collection, Photo by Leo Berk
© Leo Berk, Newaukum Bridge, 2014, King County Public Art Collection, Photo by Leo Berk
© Leo Berk, Patterson Bridge, 2014, King County Public Art Collection, Photo by Margo Christianson
© Leo Berk, Patterson Bridge, 2014, King County Public Art Collection, Photo by Margo Christianson
© Leo Berk, Patterson Bridge, 2014, King County Public Art Collection, Photo by Margo Christianson

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