The Lone Tree Leaf Bridge

The Lone Tree Leaf Bridge

Designed by Fentress Architects, the Lone Tree Leaf Bridge is a controversial bridge that spans Lincoln Avenue about halfway between Yosemite Street and Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree, Colorado.

The Lone Tree Leaf Bridge

Built as a pedestrian bridge, it’s purpose is two-fold. First it’s a safe passage across one of the busiest roads in the City of Lone Tree. Second, because it supposedly reduces pedestrian crosswalk traffic at Yosemite or Park Meadows, it is supposed to improve traffic flow on Lincoln.

The Lone Tree Leaf Bridge

What makes it controversial is both the financial justification for building the bridge and the lack of competitive bidding for its design and construction.

The Lone Tree Leaf Bridge

Regardless of the financial and political issues involved, it is certainly unique in structure. From the day the leaf first Rose, it’s captured my attention as an excellent subject for some black and white imaging.

The Lone Tree Leaf Bridge

I shot these images with my iPhone 6s, then edited them in the Snapseed app.  When these images were shot, I was working in a nearby office building on another project.  On most days, I would take my daily power walk around the office complex. 

The Lone Tree Leaf Bridge

The bridge was under construction when I started on the project so the bridge was surrounded by construction barrels, fencing and signs.  All of that stuff would have detracted from the images I had in mind.  Once that junk was removed I could shoot these images. 

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