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Everett Train Station Pedestrian Bridge Everett Train Station Pedestrian Bridge / Everett , Washington, United States

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Everett Train Station Pedestrian Bridge

  • Location: Everett , Washington, United States
  • Year Completed: 2009
  • End Use: Transportation
  • Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP – Seattle, WA
  • Installer: Allied Steel Fabricators – Redmond, WA
  • Owner: City of Everett, WA

Application

A multi-modal, multi-use building, the Everett Station serves as a transportation hub, a career development center and a gathering place for community events. The station’s pedestrian overpass, enhanced with Cambridge Architectural mesh, is a striking welcome to those arriving in this town which recently underwent a revolutionizing transformation as a locale for seaside shopping, dining and festivities.

The bridge provides fall protection for pedestrians crossing over the tracks to the station and the parking garage. The elegant nature of Cambridge Architectural stainless steel systems, combined with function, result in a reliable and progressive cladding for the heart of the station.

 

Function

The Plait pattern of the Cambridge mesh and the design of the bridge were featured as fall protection; not just to protect pedestrians on the bridge, but preventing people from throwing objects from the bridge down onto passing trains or on the tracks.

The inherent nature of architectural mesh allows only quality natural light to pass through while giving the pedestrians a clear view.  By using woven metal mesh, the bridge is virtually indestructible, and is therefore not prone to damage by general use, or wear and tear. Pedestrians will not be able to damage the mesh, as it can handle even the toughest hits without dents or blemishes.

 

Benefit

Cambridge Architectural’s metal fabric systems eliminate the need for any significant maintenance and ensure the system will rarely, if ever, require repair or replacement. The mesh systems provide a stylish look to otherwise standard components necessary for this type of infrastructure.

Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC® and helps architects take maximum advantage of LEED credit through the many categories in which architectural mesh systems apply, including incorporation of recycled content.

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