South Lander Bridge and Streetscape

City of Seattle

Seattle, WA

The South Lander Bridge and Streetscape project constructs a bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks on South Lander Street between 1st Ave South and 4th Ave South. This crossing provides a roadway and pedestrian multi-use path, improves safety, and relieves traffic congestion in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. HBB and the design team worked closely with the City of Seattle and adjacent property owners to develop design solutions that create a unique character for the new bridge while tying into the overall industrial deco character of the larger neighborhood. A custom throw fence was designed as a prominent feature on the bridge and is influenced by the design of historic railings located throughout the neighborhood. Other urban design elements include pedestrian lighting, custom wall pattern, and other enhancements to the structural elements supporting the bridge. HBB services included planting, irrigation, and urban design as well as graphics support for Seattle Design Commission and community open houses.