I’ve been trying to figure out why the new Sounder bridge over Pacific Avenue is so disappointing (see the next item down or click here). I really thought it was going to look nicer but wasn’t sure why.
Maybe I was expecting something nicer so I looked up the architectural renditions to see if Sound Transit actually built what was promised. While it appears that the bridge looks like the pictures, I have now realized why they look better than the final product. The artists placed a Sounder train on the bridge, an addition that gives the bridge height. In fact, my eye hardly falls on the bridge itself, only on the white and blue of the train.
So absent some last minute design changes, perhaps Sound Transit could simply make sure to always have a train on the bridge.
Or, they could put a bird on it.