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Sculpture inspired by the scissor-tailed flycatcher, the Oklahoma state bird, the Oklahoma City SkyDance Bridge Sculpture has taken shape near downtown. Physically spanning over the east bound lane of I-40, the Sculpture is constructed of painted steel tri-chord trusses with a striking complex stainless steel panel system invented by the design team as an abstraction of “feathers”.
S-X-L developed innovative structural, architectural and lighting solutions necessary to implement the stunning sculpture. Cutting-edge algorithmic three-dimensional modeling techniques facilitated unprecedented local collaborations between architects, engineers, steel fabricators, and owners. Unique structural load challenges, budgetary constraints and lofty community expectations were met under intense time pressures to assure the Oklahoma City SkyDance Bridge would ascend prior to the opening of the new Interstate 40. The sculpture was officially completed just before Christmas 2011.
i 40 & South Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102
Medium type: Steel
Date created: 2012