Crossing the Creek
Bozeman High School students cross the creek each day as they enter the Bozeman High School building. By reflecting this transition in bridges designed in conjunction with the BHS student body, they serve a tangible reminder of the watershed that links the High School to our community and its riparian resources.
We are pleased to be working with Architect/Fabricator Ken VanDeWalle and MFGR Designs of Bozeman, along with other artisans, in order to design and manufacture our bridges locally. Ken’s bridges at the Gallatin Valley Regional Park and across Nash Spring Creek, and MFGR Designs’ Burke Park Bridge, along the Main Street to the Mountains trail system have set a tone for Bozeman open space we are glad to continue.
The wooden bridges installed as temporary crossing structures across the newly ‘daylighted’ creek reach at Lamme Street were constructed using donated and borrowed materials, and are scheduled for replacement.
Conceptual model of new bridge, courtesy of Ken VanDeWalle, AIA