Tallahassee, Florida - May 6, 2011 -
Blueprint 2000 will hold a Bridge Design Charette for the Capital Cascade Connector Pedestrian Bridge. This meeting will enable the community to jointly explore bridge concepts and features, along with the Blueprint 2000 and the FIGG Design Team, to determine design preferences for this new pedestrian bridge which will cross over South Monroe Street. Your participation will help shape the design of this important gateway element of the Capital Cascade Trail for our community.
The Capital Cascade Connector Bridge (CCCB) is part of the 4.25 mile Capital Cascade Trail. The Capital Cascade Trail project begins at highway 90 (Tennessee St.) and ends at (Springhill Road/Orange Avenue) and will provide a multi-faceted, multi-use stormwater and recreation facility.
The Bridge Design Charette will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Florida Department of Transportation Burns Building Auditorium located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee. In order to maximize the opportunity for the community to interact with the design team, the Bridge Design Charette will follow a goal-oriented agenda. Our team of designers will lead us through bridge concepts and other topics using
visual animations and models. This interactive workshop will include open discussions and provide an opportunity to share ideas and input on this signature Gateway Bridge.
The Bridge Design Charette will be led by Linda Figg, President/CEO of Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc. (FIGG), a bridge design firm that specializes in the design of signature bridges, such as the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay and the new I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, MN. FIGG’s bridges have received 325 design awards
including three Presidential Awards through the National Endowment for the Arts (only five bridges have received this recognition). Their headquarters happens to be located right here in Tallahassee. FIGG will be designing the Capital Cascade Connector Pedestrian Bridge with input from the community received during this Bridge Design Charette.
If you have questions, please contact Blueprint 2000 at 850-219-1060. For details on this and other
Blueprint 2000 projects, log on to www.blueprint2000.org.