Recognized by Public Art Network
Ranked at number twelve the “From Here to There” High Trestle Trail Bridge art installation is a unique combination of art and architecture.
Since 2000, the Public Art Network’s Year in Review has annually recognized outstanding public art projects through an open call submission and curation/selection process. Each year, two or more public art professionals are selected as curators to review more than 400 project applications of work installed or completed in the previous calendar year and select up to 50 public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. This year Iowa’s High Trestle Trail Bridge is an honored member of that list.
A half-mile bridge spanning the Des Moines River Greenbelt between Madrid and Woodward, Iowa is home to the artwork which includes two 48 feet tall vertical monoliths with hand crafted coal tiles; angled metal cribbing and dramatic lighting. It was accomplished through a truly collaborative, multi-disciplinary process that combined the talents and expertise of artists, architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, videographers, engineers, working closely with an extensive network of fabricators and installation contractors. The project has been universally embraced by the public with an incredible number of users.