Burlington bridge on Regal Road home to new public art installation


Published November 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

The City of Burlington has installed new public art on the Regal Road bridge, designed by bau & ćos, which features 10 laser-cut steel panels along the concrete sidewall.

“We are thrilled to see the bridge artwork reflect the everyday life of this neighbourhood,” said Angela Paparizo, the city’s manager of Arts and Culture.

“As we work on other public installations throughout the city, we hope to incorporate art that resonates with each neighbourhood.”

The Regal Road bridge crosses Tuck Creek between Oakwood Drive and Swinburne Road. The bridge was upgraded in 2019 as part of the city’s flood mitigation project.

“Through changing seasons and everyday activities, the bridge on the Tuck Creek is the background, yet gateway to the community,” said a spokesperson for the design team from bau & ćos.

“From the bridge, we watch trucks and cars quickly swerving onto Regal Road. We watch guardians and toddlers strolling; students running home for lunch and dogs walking with their owners, while small urban animals scurry away ahead of them.

“The catalyst for our concept comes from people watching on the bridge. Our panels are silhouettes of children, adults and animals in motion with their day-to-day activities.”

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