The Totem Lake Connector is a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that will connect the two ends of the 5.75-mile Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail currently severed by one of Kirkland’s most complicated and busy intersections.
The 1,100-foot crossing will serve as a regional landmark and a gateway to the developing Totem Lake area.
After producing four different concept designs, COWI was selected to provide the detailed design based on a “skipping stone” concept which uses undulating arches below and above the deck to represent the motion of a skipping stone, creating a connection between the community and nature. This aesthetically pleasing design also minimizes the impact on the surrounding designated wetlands in this high seismic region and creates an open, uplifting experience for users.
Kirkland, WA, USA
City of Kirkland, WA
Senior Bridge Engineer
Bridges, United States
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