bon air bridge
Located in Marin County, California, the Bon Air Bridge is one of three new bridges in development to serve the Town of Larkspur, the other two being the Alexander Bridge and the Doherty Bridge. The protected wet lands surrounding the area served as the origin of the bridge’s flowing design. The picturesque waves of tall grass fields rolling with the wind were captured through the use of architectural details in the handrails, pavement patterning, and lighting.
When crossing the Corte Madera Creek, one will be greeted by a gateway created by lightpost pedestals as they enter the Bon Air Bridge. Similar wall elements are repeated intermittently throughout the bridge. This repetition of elements visually unifies the bridge as one passage, subtly differentiating the bridge from the roadways leading up to the river crossing. The green wave form of the handrail mimics movement of the tall grass fields, framing and blending into the views of the surrounding landscape. The Acorn street lights of Larkspur’s traditional streetscape is carried through into the Bon Air Bridge.