Bridge of Gardens

It would have been easy to build a much simpler concrete bridge to connect two adjacent sections of a shopping mall. Instead, the Bridge of Gardens was built as something much more artistic. The bridge curves gently, and is flanked by rows of planters. The slanted roof structure, while minimalistic in material is truly an artistic endeavor. The entire structure serves not only as a reprieve from the traffic below, but also from the mass consumerism on either end of the bridge. (2017)

Architect: Kathryn Gustafsson

Built: 2000

Style: Post-Modern

Type: Civic

Address: South Coast Plaza

City: Costa Mesa


Henry T. Segerstrom. (2016). Bridge of Gardens.