Glazed bridge glows over Davenport

July 12, 2006


The basics: Davenport, Iowa, glass and steel skybridge; $7.4 million; 50 feet high, spanning about 600 feet; completed June 2005.
The players: Architects, Holabird & Root, Chicago, and Neumann Monson Architects, Iowa City; general contractor, Russell Construction Co., Davenport, Iowa; contract glazier, East Moline Glass Co., East Moline, Ill.; glass fabricators, Oldcastle Glass, Louisville, and Perrysburg, Ohio, and Standard Bent Glass, Butler, Pa.; glass manufacturer, Pilkington, United Kingdom.
The glass: 1.25-inch laminated with three layers of 3⁄8-inch tempered and two layers of .06-inch clear resin and a non-skid etch on the top; 1-inch insulating units with one lite of evergreen-colored tempered glass and another lite of clear tempered with a low-emissivity coating; .56-inch laminated glass with one lite of evergreen-colored tempered glass, a layer of clear polyvinyl butyral and one lite of clear tempered glass with a low-e coating.

Photo by Dale Photographics, Pella, Iowa