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Double Edge
12-11-2011, 07:59 PM
Apparently you have never built a house from the ground up, changes are a given part of construction.

Apparently, you have no idea what I do for a living nor what my education is, which is just fine. I'm not the subject of the thread.

rcjunkie
12-12-2011, 04:55 AM
Apparently, you have no idea what I do for a living nor what my education is, which is just fine. I'm not the subject of the thread.

Nor do I care. (just saying)

Double Edge
12-12-2011, 06:39 AM
Nor do I care. (just saying)

That's obvious. Just like your lack of care for facts and accuracy on all of your posts.

Pete
12-12-2011, 06:44 AM
Enough!! Back to the subject...

Here are a couple of screen captures from William's video that shows the scale, even with the highest element to come:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bridge1211a.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bridge1211b.jpg

rcjunkie
12-12-2011, 07:44 AM
Enough!! Back to the subject...

Here are a couple of screen captures from William's video that shows the scale, even with the highest element to come:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bridge1211a.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bridge1211b.jpg

Looking Great!, thanks for the photos. Living at Tenkiller, I rely on the pics and videos to keep me updated.

Doug Loudenback
12-12-2011, 07:58 AM
For comparison, here are 3 pics merged together to show the development of this bridge. The 1st 2 look west and the 3rd, Will's pic that Pete posted above, looks east.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a49/DougLoudenback/i40crosstown/i40bridge_3.jpg

From its angle and more or less vertical orientation, I'm supposing that the arm which points upward is the east-side arm ... it's difficult to tell relative height from the drawings ... note the differences in placement of these arms or wings in the 1st two renderings ... they appear to be reversed.

Pete
12-12-2011, 08:02 AM
I like the little upturned tail they added with the final design.

I really do think the open structure is going to look better when lit at night.

Doug Loudenback
12-12-2011, 11:41 AM
^^ Agree with both points. I also think that the non-straight-line top/cover of the bridge's enclosure creating a stretched-out ^ over the north lanes of I-40 is nice, too.

Snowman
12-12-2011, 02:16 PM
It seems somewhat odd to me that their is not any structure representing a head

OKCisOK4me
12-12-2011, 02:24 PM
I, for one, like the design! Who cares about the functional, structural, conceptual, or visual integrity of the bridge!! Besides this, what other kind of outdoor artwork is there in the OKC metro area? Whether it be miniscule or grandiose, the only things I can think of are a few statues and obelisks downtown, the new sculptures in the MBG, that tall white spotlight that beams into the sky at Stiles Circle Park, anything in Bricktown, the Landrun Monument, and Painted Buffalo randomly placed all over the metro area.

That's the thing about art. You'll either love it or hate it or not even really care about it. At least it's there. Can't wait to stroll across it, even if it's a bridge to nowhere!

OKCMallen
12-12-2011, 02:29 PM
Looking goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!

jungmuny
12-12-2011, 02:42 PM
two things that I see from the pictures is it is basically oil derrick derived and it will be facing Devon. It seems like they concealed that because there isn't as much westbound local traffic at the Robinson exit as there is eastbound into downtown. So it wouldn't make sense to post a westbound drawing unless you were trying to conceal the fact that this bird is facing Devon. Of course its nothing but a theory

MDot
12-12-2011, 03:02 PM
So they aren't completely done with it yet, they still have 1 more wing to put up, correct?

Pete
12-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Correct!

I would expect it to be up already or very soon.

Anybody been by there today??

G.Walker
12-12-2011, 03:23 PM
Correct!

I would expect it to be up already or very soon.

Anybody been by there today??

Yes, I went around 12:30 pm on my lunch break, and the last wing was not added yet. But there was a lot of activity at ground level. Let me tell you, the new I-40 looks great, I thought I was in a different city for a split second, lol...

MDot
12-12-2011, 03:36 PM
I'm going to go by in about an hour so I'll check it out.

mrktguy29
12-12-2011, 04:01 PM
The drawings make me think it faces South so seeing it in person it changed my whole perspective. Ready to see the big wing go up.

Bellaboo
12-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Correct!

I would expect it to be up already or very soon.

Anybody been by there today??

Went by at 4:30, and not even a crane in sight. Maybe tomorrow. I did go by Saturday afternoon and they had workers all over it.

MDot
12-12-2011, 05:42 PM
Yeah, I just went by it and it's still not up yet.

jn1780
12-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Is that wing onsite yet? I don't see it in williams pictures.

OkieMike
12-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Today, I drove from I-44 east on to I-40 east towards downtown and it really was like being in a new city. Everything is starting to come together rather well! Then I drove to the Pedestrian Bridge for the first time and was somewhat disappointed with the size(looking from Walker east at the bridge). Once it's complete I'm sure it will be a lot better, but I was hoping it was going to be larger. It's been a while since I just randomly drove around downtown and I have to say that I am extremely excited about what is happening. Devon Tower/Myriad Gardens/re-done streets/Skydance Bridge/etc. make me very proud to live in OKC right now!

Snowman
12-12-2011, 06:24 PM
Is that wing onsite yet? I don't see it in williams pictures.

I think the schedule had it going up a full week after the other wing, so having it on site that much before it is needed would just be make it a large obstacle near all the work.

OKCisOK4me
12-12-2011, 06:36 PM
Is the wing too heavy to be lifted by one of those massive helicopters? I sincerely don't see them rolling a 10 ton crane out on the new I-40 concrete!

jn1780
12-12-2011, 06:45 PM
I think the schedule had it going up a full week after the other wing, so having it on site that much before it is needed would just be make it a large obstacle near all the work.

I didnt know the schedule had it going up a week later. You know how many pieces its composed of?

Spartan
12-12-2011, 07:54 PM
Having just seen it personally, the truss bridge doesn't look too bad in person, but the scissortail does look very strange now that it's been reduced to gratuitous ornamentation.

OKCisOK4me
12-12-2011, 08:27 PM
Having just seen it personally, the truss bridge doesn't look too bad in person, but the scissortail does look very strange now that it's been reduced to gratuitous ornamentation.

Maybe when its completed, you can hang some shiny Christmas ornaments from it for us!

metro
12-12-2011, 08:48 PM
I think the schedule had it going up a full week after the other wing, so having it on site that much before it is needed would just be make it a large obstacle near all the work.

Like the articles said above, it was supposed to be done Dec. 8th

Thunder
12-12-2011, 09:59 PM
I saw it a few hours ago. Not impressive to me. It doesn't look big. Sorry.

clz46
12-12-2011, 10:06 PM
Went by around 4:30 pm with my husband and we saw it from the (Walker?) bridge next to the pedestrian bridge. The last wing was laying on the ground with lights on it. I stop on the bridge to look closer and, yep, those where different colored lights!

ljbab728
12-12-2011, 11:07 PM
Once it's complete I'm sure it will be a lot better, but I was hoping it was going to be larger.

If you compare the conceptual drawings to the actual pictures you can see that the size of the bridge in comparison to the roadway and cars appears to be nearly identical.

BoulderSooner
12-13-2011, 08:37 AM
Is the wing too heavy to be lifted by one of those massive helicopters? I sincerely don't see them rolling a 10 ton crane out on the new I-40 concrete!

there has been a crane on site for a couple of weeks it was there yesterday ..

and the last "wing" is on the ground on site .. i would expect to see it go up pretty soon

OKCisOK4me
12-13-2011, 09:21 AM
That's cool. Haven't been down there or paid attention to the vast array of metallic objects in the pics provided since its a cluster$*!# so thank you for that observation ;-)

Romulack
12-13-2011, 09:45 AM
I saw it a few hours ago. Not impressive to me. It doesn't look big. Sorry.

That's what she said.

Of Sound Mind
12-13-2011, 10:24 AM
That's what she said.

+1

metro
12-13-2011, 10:25 AM
New pics?

Bryanosaurus
12-13-2011, 12:58 PM
The Last wing is up being attached on the bridge.
Here are some crappy cell phone shots:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6506498057_122da15d21_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6506497573_6ca7ffd11c_b.jpg

Urban Pioneer
12-13-2011, 01:17 PM
Looks like the rendering to me. And, I think that the scale is right. IMO

SkyWestOKC
12-13-2011, 01:24 PM
Looks good. Thanks for the pics!

OKCisOK4me
12-13-2011, 01:38 PM
Looks like that other wing goes over half of the westbound lanes to me!

ETL
12-13-2011, 02:13 PM
Honestly, looking at that last pic, this might be a slightly better design. I'm trying to imagine the sculpture with cables, and I think, now, that they would have crowded the space over the bridge. The bridge is a bit industrial for me, but the "bird" has a really nice figure.

Bellaboo
12-13-2011, 03:59 PM
It looks good, that last wing did it.

NewUrban5
12-13-2011, 05:37 PM
Does anyone know anything about the lighting effects? Did they get stripped down in the budget cuts as well? When they will go into effect?

mrktguy29
12-14-2011, 12:55 AM
This is what comes to mind when I see it.

1072

shawnw
12-14-2011, 02:13 AM
This is what comes to mind when I see it.

1072


I like the design, but I had a similar thought, though more along the lines of the spider creatures from Starship Troopers

MDot
12-14-2011, 07:27 AM
This is what comes to mind when I see it.

1072

I have yet to imagine a spider, not even while looking at this photo did I imagine a spider but thank you for giving me a 'new' perspective I suppose. LOL

David
12-14-2011, 07:58 AM
Been away a few days, so it's been interesting reading the latest few pages and seeing the full structure go up. With just the first wing the sculpture was looking a little small compared to the full bridge, but now that both wings are on it is looking pretty nice.

MikeLucky
12-14-2011, 11:28 AM
This is what comes to mind when I see it.

1072

the Durantula bridge? lol

OKCisOK4me
12-14-2011, 11:50 AM
the Durantula bridge? lol

+1

metro
12-14-2011, 03:15 PM
the Durantula bridge? lol

awesome. love it. I tweeted your idea to Kevin himself.

MikeLucky
12-14-2011, 04:08 PM
awesome. love it. I tweeted your idea to Kevin himself.

That's awesome... if the moniker takes off, I will be sure to take FULL credit for it. lol

jn1780
12-14-2011, 05:21 PM
This is what comes to mind when I see it.

1072

I was thinking it looked more like a tank trap or a landing ship trap.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/Tank_trap_-_Alderney.jpg/448px-Tank_trap_-_Alderney.jpg

OKCisOK4me
12-14-2011, 05:29 PM
Personally, I think it looks like an X-wing fighter from Star Wars (I doubt I need to post a pic).

MDot
12-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Personally, I think it looks like an X-wing fighter from Star Wars (I doubt I need to post a pic).

No, you don't Sheldon. LOL

OKCisOK4me
12-14-2011, 05:47 PM
No, you don't Sheldon. LOL

Please enlighten me with the Sheldon reference...

Dulahey
12-14-2011, 06:01 PM
Sheldon is the main character on the television show, Big Bang Theory. His character is considered a major "nerd".

SkyWestOKC
12-14-2011, 06:10 PM
Seriously all the excitement leading up to this project and only two pics of the structure? Anyone want to go out tomorrow and get some different angles?

MDot
12-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Sheldon is the main character on the television show, Big Bang Theory. His character is considered a major "nerd".

Thank you. But OKC, I say that poking fun not actually calling you a major nerd. LOL

metro
12-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Seriously all the excitement leading up to this project and only two pics of the structure? Anyone want to go out tomorrow and get some different angles?
In fairness, the weather has been crappy until late this afternoon. I Plan on getting new pics as soon as weather cooperates.

mcca7596
12-14-2011, 08:30 PM
From Mick Cornett's public persona facebook:

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/390378_10150435365655689_118846680688_8962232_1157 077214_n.jpg

OKCisOK4me
12-14-2011, 09:55 PM
Sheldon is the main character on the television show, Big Bang Theory. His character is considered a major "nerd".

I gotcha. I don't really watch the show but I know now. Nowhere near that guy, lol