Steel railings flank either side of the bridge decking and support the angled cribbing that spans the length of the bridge. The cribbing is strategically placed 110 feet apart to match the distance between the columns supporting the bridge. As the cribbing on the bridge nears the path of the water flowing beneath, it gets closer together to help exaggerate the sense of motion and add to the illusion you are descending into a mine.
The elevated columns supporting the bridge are all gently down-lit to cast an aura of light onto the valley floor. They are made to be turned on and off for events and minimize disruption to the wildlife in the valley. There is also a section of cribbing on the deck above the water that is lined with Blue LED lights. This serves to illuminate the deck as well as mirror the water flowing below.
Two 36 feet tall monoliths stand on either side of the bridge and form an enormous V that accentuates the entrance into the Valley. More than 16,000 custom-glazed ceramic tiles were created in the RDG Art Studio and made specifically to look like coal. These were placed onto the monoliths to represent the veins of coal running through the region. This grand entrance can be seen for miles around.
High Trestle Trail Bridge Integrated Artwork designed by: