HYDRASPAN BRIDGE COLONY
The 40-foot long “Hydraspan Bridge Colony” installation (exhibited in the YBCA glass passageway overlooking Mission St - diagonally across from the Liebeskind designed Jewish Museum) is a quarter-scale model of the west span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. It is a speculative proposal for the radical reuse and re-colonization of the bridge infrastructure. Suspended from the bridge trusses, thousands of fog-catching catenary ribbons sustain an inner world of domestic and agricultural activity: floating living units are tethered alongside fresh water catch basins, robotic sky pods support suspended fish farm vitrines, and the bridge trusses serve as the catalysts for social, political and commercial exchange.
Location: 759 Mission St (between 3rd & 4th St) Google Map Link
Design: Future Cities Lab, San Francisco - Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno (Design Principals)
Team members: Ripon DeLeon (Senior Associate) and Ji Ahn.
Production Team: Fernando Amenedo, Michael Atherton. Special thanks to the amazing installation and facilities crew at the YBCA!
Fabrication: MACHINIC Digital Fabrication & Consulting, San Francisco
Commissioned by: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
YBCA Curator: Betti-Sue Hertz