Meadowbrook Bridge, Snoqualmie
Imagery cast in bronze symbolizes a community’s connection to the landscape and the past.
Bruce Myers’ Guardians pays homage to the city of Snoqualmie and the fertile Snoqualmie Valley with four cast bronze panels. Marking the entrances to the historic Meadowbrook Bridge, they symbolize the local community’s connection to the landscape and the past.
Each of the panels features a different image in relief: an eagle head, elk antlers, and cross-sections of a Douglas Fir tree and a Cedar tree. The eagle and elk represent the region’s vast wildlife while the trees evoke both ancient forests and the history of logging in the region.The Meadowbrook Bridge is one of the rare 20th century truss bridges to be preserved in its original form, with a single lane that spans a bend in the Snoqualmie River south of town. Myers’ artwork can be seen by both pedestrians and motorists awaiting their turn to cross over the water below.
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Based on Orcas Island, Myers is a sculptor whose public art commissions can be seen throughout Western Washington as well as in Memphis, TN, and Soquel, CA. His work is rooted in ecology and placemaking.