The Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge and roadway improvement project is a vital link in the 3.9-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar project. The 310 foot long "signature" bridge is the first multi-modal bridge in the state of Arizona to accommodate fixed rail transit, pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicle traffic, and will provide a shaded east-west connection over the Santa Cruz River.
The project includes a new roadway and bridge, asphalt concrete pavement, curb, sidewalk, ramps, driveways, utility relocations and improvements, floodwalls, street lighting, public art and other improvements along Cushing Street, between Avenida Del Convento and the eastbound I-10 frontage road.
The Bridge Public Art
The intriguing public art for the Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge was collaboratively created by Structural Grace Bridge architect Dave Dobler and Tucson artist Brenda Semanick, an award winning arts educator, fine artist in watercolor and acrylics, and multi-media public artist. The Bridge represents her fourth public art commission in two years and reflects her passions to use new media and to respond to creative challenges in fresh and creative ways.
Bridge Art Spotlights History (AZ Daily Star)