Project Impact. Heritage Bridge is located on the Turner Turnpike, a toll road in central Oklahoma that connects the state’s two largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Improving safety and convenience on this road was a priority for the OTA(6). The bridge spans the Turner Turnpike allowing S.H. 102 traffic to cross over top.
Features & Design Context. This used our state-of-the-art form liners to emblazon the bridge with the emblem from the Oklahoma state flag. The design elements are strong and colorful, not reliant on intricate details that would be lost to most drivers. The pier provides support and a continuation of the weave design, a shield featuring the Native American iconography. Slope walls under the bridge complement the main elements with a red stamped concrete design reminiscent of Native American weave patterns.
Techniques & Requirements. Our durable urethane-rubber liners were used to cast the repeating woven band and jewel pattern along the parapets and piers. Our detailed high-relief fiberglass form liners were used to cast the central shield and wing walls depicting local ledge stone and the flag emblem. Our craftsmen also did the expert specialty staining in earthen browns, reds, blues, and beiges that further enhance the local-stone effect. Even with only a two-inch relief, this crisp pattern is visible from a great distance.
Testimonials.“CFL’s work epitomizes the “spirit” of public art. The most obvious evidence of its creative genius is the dynamic designs and use of color; typically CFL’s works surrounds the viewers, pulls them in, educates and edifies them.” Debby Williams, Director (Oklahoma Art in Public Places)