Guided Walking Tour - Markey Footbridge & Plaza, Revere

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Revere, MA

Guided Walking Tour of the new Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge & Plaza, Revere, MA.

We'll start at the Revere Beach Station at 5pm, walk along the beachfront and end at the bridge/Wonderland Station. 
Tour will be led by Miguel Rosales, the lead Bridge Architect & President of Rosales + Partners.

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Project name and location: Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge, Revere, Massachusetts
Type of project: Transportation
New construction or renovation/addition: New construction
Identify scope or work to be reviewed: Design of a unique pedestrian bridge in an area that needs to be redeveloped.
Total square feet: 2300 sq. ft.
Construction budget: $1.8 Million
Completion date: July, 2013
Clients name: Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and the City of Revere, Massachusetts
Project Designers names and credentials: Miguel Rosales, AIA – Lead Bridge Architect
Design firm or institution: Rosales + Partners
Street address, city and state (no P.O.Boxes): 37 Newbury Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02116
Designer/firm contact name for project: Miguel Rosales – President, Rosales + Partners
Daytime contact telephone, fax and email: Phone: 617.247.7499, Fax: 617.247.7139, Email:
Names and credits for:
Contractor: Suffolk Construction Company
Construction Manager: Gilbane, Inc.
Engineers of Record: AECOM
Design Engineers: Schlaich Bergermann & Partner
Steel Fabricator: Cianbro
Galvanizer: Duncan Galvanizing Corp.
Photographer: Carlos Arzaga Photography
Clients: Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and the City of Revere, Massachusetts
Site description, program and special constraints: An elegant and slender cable-stayed pedestrian bridge was built as part of the Revere Transit and Streetscape Project which was conceived as part of a redevelopment plan for the areas surrounding the Blue Line Wonderland Station. The Markey Bridge is the first cable-stayed pedestrian-only bridge in Massachusetts and it has already become an important link between the train station and Revere Beach, America’s first public beach established in 1896. The main span of the bridge crossing Ocean Boulevard is 107’ (32.5 m) and its overall length is 151’ (46m), terminating on a plaza that hosts community activities. The bridge was designed to create a visual statement from a distance providing enhanced and open views of the Atlantic Ocean. The 52’ (16m) tall outward-inclined bridge towers frame the access to the beach and its historic pavilions. All bridge steel components are tapered and angled by design which allows for unique perspectives from several vantage viewpoints. The steel components have been treated with a duplex hot-dip galvanizing process to protect them from exposure to the marine environment. The walking surface, which is 12’ (3.5m) wide, has been defined with stainless steel railings that complement the inclination of the towers. Energy efficient LED aesthetic lighting has been integrated into the railings enhancing the appearance of the crossing at night. Pedestrian traffic between the transit facility and the beach has increased substantially since the bridge opening and a new hotel is planned to open adjacent to the landmark footbridge in the near future. The new Markey Bridge has become a new symbol of the City of Revere and source of pride to the community.
Materials, landscaping & topographical features: Steel cable-stayed bridge with a concrete walking surface, stainless steel pedestrian railings