Public Artist Information

As part of the design of the new Davis Avenue Bridge, the City of Pittsburgh is soliciting qualifications of artists and artist teams to realize public artwork(s) that celebrate the rebuilding of a bridge between Riverview Park and Northside neighborhoods. The budget for this art project is $30,000, made possible by the City of Pittsburgh’s Percent for Art program. The opportunity can be found at https://secure.procurenow.com/portal/pittsburghpa/projects/14998

The Public Art & Civic Design Division will hold two Artist Information Sessions, which interested applicants are invited to attend. These sessions will review the steps necessary to register and submit an application on the City's procurement platform, as well go over the scope and details of two public art projects: Davis Avenue Bridge and Arsenal Park. Artists will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A regarding the artist calls and the application process.

Artist Information Session 1

Friday, January 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81372005180

Or Telephone:US: +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 813 7200 5180

Artist Information Session 2

Wednesday, January 19, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85339006938

Or Telephone: US: +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 853 3900 6938

Project Background

The Davis Avenue bridge reconstruction project aims to reconnect the Brighton Heights neighborhood to Riverview Park. The previous bridge, constructed in 1898, was a pin-connected, cantilever deck truss, and featured ingenuity for its day. However, the bridge lacked modern insight into necessary safety and maintenance features and had limited capacity for heavily-loaded vehicles. Ultimately, the bridge was demolished by the city in 2009.

The new Davis Avenue bridge will function as a bike and pedestrian bridge and feature modern building designs, materials, and insights, while emulating the aesthetic established by the prior bridge.

Engineering is now underway with the design team anticipating final plans by the end of 2022. This will lead into construction tentatively in Spring of 2023.

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