Crook Point Bridge
HCM’s master plan for the Crook Point Bascule bridge in Providence, Rhode Island.
A sweeping organic roof rolls across the adjoining landward plots, its walkable landscaped structure enclosing a series of community functions such as a farmers’ market hall, workshops, a library and greenhouses collectively known as the ‘Literary Line’. The latter taking its cue from the graffiti that famously covers the old railway bridge.
Beyond this the newly covered bridge provides protection for pop-ups and events as well as offering new links down to the Seekonk River. Then at the very end of line, beneath the elevated, historic bridge structure itself a refurbished railway dining car cantilevers over the end of the bridge the setting for “The Pullman Falls Café” on a journey to nowhere.
01 / 2021