Percival Creek Footbridge, 1989
Percival Creek Bridge was built on the path from SPSCC’s parking lot and the main academic buildings. An opening has been cut through the bridge deck to form a well. It host the kinds of human exchanges that have occurred around wells or springs for thousands of years. It also allows sounds from the creek to fill the space. Small skylights were installed along the structure's ridge line creating a geometric pattern of sunlight on the bridge deck and rails below. These patterns slowly traverse the structure as the earth revolves under the sun. The bridge can be thought of as a living entity, one that mirrors, responds and/or draws attention to the more dynamic events that occur at the site.
Location: South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA.
Materials, western red cedar
Size: 12’ X 30’ X 12’ H
Collaborator: George Gonzalez
Sponsorship: The Washington State Arts Commission