South Street Bridge
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Handrail Infills
The busy bridge over the Schuylkill River connects the South Street community with downtown. Woven metal mesh handrail infills lend a trendy aesthetic to the contemporary crossing and reflects the color-changing LED lighting housed in glass river towers. The durable stainless steel is maintenance-free and protects pedestrians and cyclists and motorists on the streets below from falling objects.
"The mesh gave the bridge a soft glow at night, while maintaining the openness desired by the design team and community."
Bruce Chamberlin, Nelson
59% open area