Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. completed the Skydance Bridge on the south side of downtown Oklahoma City in April 2012.

Photo courtesy of Ralph Cole Photography/Manhattan Road & Bridge
Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge.

A sculpture, inspired by the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Oklahoma’s state bird, stands 192 ft above Interstate 40 and the pedestrian walkway bridge structure, which measures 20 ft wide
by 390 ft long. Bridge design and structural engineering began in 2008.

“The most challenging part of the project was the limited amount of time to fabricate and erect the pedestrian bridge and bird structure,” says Matt Flusche, project manager at Manhattan Road & Bridge. “We completed the iconic structure over one of the heaviest traveled interstates on time, under budget and without injury.”

Key Players

Owner: The City of oklahoma City

General Contractor: Manhattan Road & Bridge Co., Oklahoma City

Lead Design: S-X-L, Oklahoma City

Civil/Electrical: MKEC Engineering Consultants inc., Oklahoma City

Submitted by Manhattan Road & Bridge Co.