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HASTINGS BRIDGE, hastings, minnesota
TOUCHSTONE ARCHITECTURE, tallahassee, florida
The Hastings Bridge viewed from the south bank.
The new under-bridge plaza is a dynamic intervention merging with Hastings'
This unique bridge is an example of what success looks like when
all parties involved in a project work in a cohesive and responsible
manner. Hastings Bridge is the exclamation point on the already
beautiful area of Hastings, Minnesota.
Maxim D. Nasab, AIA
ALL PHOTOS BY DAVID YOUNGREN.
At an overall length of 1,938 feet,
this bridge includes a tied arch main
span that is 545 feet. According to its
designer, Bradley C. Touchstone, AIA,
it is the longest of its type in North
America. The project was completed
in May 2013 using an innovative
methodology that incorporated Hasting's
community vision for the bridge with
the Department of Transportation's
need to create a Mississippi River
crossing that could stand with minimal
maintenance for more than 100 years.
The design team, including
Touchstone, Maxim D. Nasab, AIA,
Micah Dodson, Assoc. AIA and Soyun
Park, responded by transforming the
bridge program into a unique vision
combining civic art with nature.
From the outset, the design team
acknowledged that public spaces
make cities livable and that including
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