The West Seventh Street Bridge

She’s only been around a few years, but it’s like she’s always been here.

The West Seventh Street Bridge opened in August 2013 amid much fanfare. It was the world’s first precast network arch bridge – in layman’s terms, it was constructed offsite at a nearby casting yard. Each arch is 163.5 feet long and weighs 300 tons. Ringing in at a cool $26 million, the bridge replaced a 100-year-old predecessor, and because of the innovative technology, the city only had to shut down traffic for less than 150 days. Photographer Brian Luenser captured the bridge often throughout the process, and this is one of our favorite shots of the beauty.

| photo by Brian Luenser |