Wright B. Flyer

Bridges & Highways

Dayton, Ohio
2002

The Wright B. Flyer retaining wall project, which was part of Phase I of the I-70/I-75 Interchange commemorates Dayton’s 100th anniversary celebration of the production of the Wright Brothers Commercial plane. These monumental bas-reliefs of the Wright B. Flyer, which were constructed using custom form liners and normal construction methods, appear as if they are taking off and landing as commuters drive alongside the planes. The immense wingspans of the planes extend 40 feet and repeat every 120 feet, creating a monumental rhythmic sculpture along the I-70 corridor.