Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Bridges #13: Double Helix Pedestrian Bridge


Amgen Double Helix Pedestrian Bridge
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
As promised, another view of the pedestrian bridge that crosses a railroad corridor to link 15th Ave NW with the Amgen campus and the waterfront and pier beyond. The design takes its inspiration from the double helix of DNA chains. I thought the pairing of something usually seen under an electron microscope with the constellation of stars visible above, usually seen best through a telescope, was in interesting pairing of the wonders within and outside ourselves. What a universe! :-). Lots more shots at my Flickr site. You can see many more interesting bridges around the world at Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series here.

17 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a great picture!

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. I don't believe I would have ever thought to model a bridge after the double helix. :) It's a nice looking bridge.

Hilda said...

That is an awesome pedestrian bridge! And you're right about the wonder of it with the stars.

Very, very different from my pedestrian bridge today. ;)

Chuck Pefley said...

Great angle, Kim, and nicely executed. That's a tough bridge to photograph.

Bibi said...

Gotta see this up close and personal on my next visit!

Francisca said...

Great dusk capture of an interesting foot bridge. Love that white against the deep deep blue sky.

Davine said...

Wow that is a great looking bridge.

Luna Miranda said...

what an awesome looking pedestrian bridge, and a great inspiration for its design. i love your photo.

VioletSky said...

A great looking bridge. Perfect for photographing from many angles.
(as your flickr site proved!)

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would really like to see this bridge. This is a very fine image of it, Kim. Your composition, including the constellation, is exceptional.

«Louis» thanks you for your contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Kaori said...

It looks like a dome! What fantastic architecture :-)

Boom Nisanart said...

Wonderful bridge, Wonderful shot : )

Elisa said...

Amazing! I love it
Elisa

Ann said...

Some architects like DNA. In Australia, they also have a DNA structure.

Is it your DNA? LOL

Halcyon said...

I love all the blues. Gorgeous photo!

Archibee said...

Love this bridge and this is a great shot!

Anonymous said...

This bridge was design by KPFF consulting engineers. Just an FYI.