Community Planning & Economic Development

Public Arts Administration
105 5th Avenue South, Room 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

40th Street Pedestrian Bridge
Artist-Designed Railing

Partners: CPED, Public Works, MNDOT

Budget: $50,000

Artist: Seitu Jones

Artist Seitu Jones has designed a railing for the new 40th Street Pedestrian Bridge, which will span I-35W at 40th Street, serve pedestrians and bicyclists and link the east and west sections of the River Lake Greenway. The project was selected for Art in Public Places—the City’s percent for art program—by the Public Art Advisory Panel from the City’s Capital Improvement Program. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) is the lead agency on this project and the City is working in partnership with them on the bridge.

Public Art Goals and Criteria
The selected artist’s design will follow guidance in the City’s Public Art Policies, and the Visual Quality Manual and Public Art Framework Plan for the I35W Access Project, both of which can be found at [email protected]. The design will particularly consider for Framework’s vision to reflect the character of adjacent neighborhoods and the themes of movement, neighborhood history and cultural heritage.


April 2016Artst Selection
May 2016Concept Development
June 2016Community Meeting and City Approvals
December 2016Construction Documents approved by MNDOT
By 2020Construction Complete

For more information contact Mary Altman.

Last updated Nov 14, 2018



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