SPF:architects’ "Rainbow Bridge" is now open in Long Beach, CA

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b40xj6ydh43tzsh3.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" >SPF:architects</a>' new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/109751/pedestrian-bridge" rel="nofollow" >pedestrian bridge</a>, named "Rainbow Bridge", is now open to the public of Long Beach,&nbsp;CA. The bridge provides a connection between&nbsp;Long Beach's Convention Center and Performing Arts Center.&nbsp;<br>

Rainbow Bridge by SPF:a located in Long Beach, CA. Image: SPF:a.
Previously, moving between these spaces required navigating loading docs and HVAC equipment on a stretch of the Seaside Way. Initially conceived of as a simple elevated sidewalk, the walkway developed into a much fuller project. Visitors can now not only easily connect between these two spaces, they can also enjoy an architectural experience along the way. 
Rainbow Bridge by SPF:a located in Long Beach, CA. Image: SPF:a.
The finished project is a 600-foot bridge consisting of 76 custom-welded bent-steel ribs framing the top, and approximately 1,200 cubic yards of poured-in-place concrete shaping the base. The bridge canopy features 3,500 color-changing LED node lights, which can be and synched to music to...

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