Hazleton Pedestrian Bridge
Location: Hazleton, PA
The Pedestrian Bridge project was born of an enterprise between private entities from a combined vision, collaboration, and desire to pay homage to the City of Hazleton. From concept through completion, the structure is perceived as the beginning of a new downtown initiative that links private entities to the community toward the development of pedestrian traffic, business enhancement and Broad Street as an urban destination.
The designers at Deb Stone Interiors worked closely with architects and engineers at Joseph Rominski Architecture to design a dramatic connection leading from the City-owned parking garage to the Hayden Towers and Trader’s Bank Building, and ultimately to Broad Street businesses. The pedestrian bridge passes over a railroad at one leg and over Wyoming Avenue at another leg. The use of full-height glass and a wedge shaped seating area provides reason for pedestrians take pause and experience views of the City’s activity from above.
The interior finishes were specified with a natural and modernistic aesthetic in mind, respecting the dominant structural elements with color, while incorporating organic textures and natural hues to soften the geometric shapes.
A furniture, art and accessory package is currently in development that will further enhance the pedestrian experience, while complimenting the structure and completing the space.