• Providence Bridge
  • Providence Bridge
  • Providence Bridge
  • Providence Bridge

Providence Bridge

Providence, Rhode Island

The wavy form with a unique undulating surface creates a new landmark and public space, opening views and experiences for all. Hyperbolic paraboloid net of steel cables with a deceptively simple and elegant concrete plank surface allows for a thin structure and gives users the feeling of walking on air.

  • Client:
  • City of Providence, Rhode Island
  • Team:
  • Benedetti Architects
  • McDowell+Benedetti (to July 2016)
  • Price & Myers
  • Budget:
  • $4m
  • Status:
  • International invited competition 2010
  • Published:
  • Town Hall public exhibition
  • Local newspapers, radio and TV
  • “...the light-touch innovative tensile structural approach gives more bridge for the budget, creating a generous and greatly improved public realm...”
  • Robert E. Wright- VP, AECOM, Rhode Island