Vancouver Land Bridge couver, Washington
The Confluence Project, National Park Service, City of Vancouver andWashington State Department of Transportation
Seattle firm Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architecture, connects Historic Ft. Vancouver, Washington to the Columbia River waterfront in the U.S.
The Vancouver Land Bridge reconnects historic Fort Vancouver to the city's Columbia River waterfront and helps restore the natural landscape continuum from upland prairie to river edge. State Route 14 in a simple, elegant arch, also commemorates the confluence of rivers and indigenous people encountered by the Lewis and Clark expedition. Native American symbol often used to represent the life cycle. Awalking path meanders across the bridge through an interpretive landscape of prairie, grassland and forest native plants, a rain water collection system and artworks created by the design team and native artists.
This pedestrian bridge, which sweeps across
Jones & Jones's design draws on the cultural significance of the circle, a