BP Pedestrian Bridge

Footbridge located in Chicago, Illinois

Coordinates: 41°52′58.23″N 87°37′14.26″W / 41.8828417°N 87.6206278°W / 41.8828417; -87.6206278 The BP Pedestrian Bridge, or simply BP Bridge, is a girder footbridge in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It spans from Columbus Drive to connect Grant Park with Millennium Park. It was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry. It opened along with the rest of Millennium Park on July 16, 2004.[1]

BP Pedestrian Bridge
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The BP Bridge viewed from The Buckingham in Lakeshore East (June 12, 2008)
Coordinates41°52′58″N 87°37′14″W / 41.8828°N 87.6206°W / 41.8828; -87.6206
CarriesPedestrians
CrossesColumbus Drive
LocaleChicago, Illinois (Cook County)
United States
Characteristics
Designgirder bridge
MaterialStainless steel, reinforced concrete, and hardwood
Total length935 feet (285.0 m)
Width20 feet (6.1 m)
Clearance below14 feet 6 inches (4.4 m)
History
DesignerFrank Gehry
Construction endMay 22, 2004
OpenedJuly 16, 2004
Location

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Category: Intensive Industrial/Commercial". Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. 2005. Archived from the original on 8 June 2008. Retrieved May 30, 2008.

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