Look for the ”Bridge as Art” project on Sackett Avenue near the SteamPlant. If it looks like it’s been there for 100 years, well, that’s the point, says blacksmith Kamber Sokulsky.
Rather than produce a ‘run-of-the-mill’ structure, the City of Salida hired Sokulsky and C. Shark Lambdin, of Black Hand Forge, to solve a pedestrian traffic issue – a gap created by a small downtown creek – in an artistic way.
The cut out flowers and leaves pay homage to the natural beauty of the area. Emphasis is on the river, the mountains and the arts. Says Sokulsky, “It’s why people come to Salida.”
More about the forged and cut steel bridge can be seen on www.youtube.com. Or, wait for the grand opening at ArtWalk June 28-30.