Heritage Bridge

Bridges & Highways

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2006

As commuters drive along the rural farmlands towards it, the bold two-tone Heritage Bridge, which is based on the natural colors of the environment and Oklahoma’s aesthetics, appears in the distance. Driving closer, a woven pattern, reminiscent of indigenous belts, pottery and quilts, is visible along the parapet fascias and pier edges. A natural indigenous stone pattern accentuates the bridge and fills the wing walls. Approaching the bridge, the dynamic central shield, which appears like a belt buckle atop the pier hammerhead, sharpens into the emblem from the state flag. Passing under the bridge, travelers see the woven pattern extend around the top of the pier and an interlaced basket pattern stamped on the embankment.