Gehry Footbridge Opening
By Rachelle Bowden in News on May 24, 2004 11:47AM
At least one more thing is complete in Millennium Park.. In a closed ceremony on Saturday, Master Architect Frank Gehry and Mayor Richard Daley cut the ribbon and opened the new Gehry-designed, 935-foot-long footbridge. The bridge begins in Grant Park, goes over Columbus Drive and winds down into the gardens of Millenium Park. Passing pedestrians described the bridge as "snakelike" or looking like a space ship. Gehry, himself, said he think it looks like a river. This is Gehry's first attempt at a bridge. And because everything these days has to have a corporate sponsor, the bridge is officially known as BP Bridge, after the oil company that was its primary funding source.