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Artwork installed at Colorado Gulch Bridge

By November 5, 2018Press, Uncategorized

Metal installation adorns public bridge

artwork by Leslie Howa
This leaf-and-vine artwork by Leslie Howa has been installed at the Colorado Gulch Preserve bridge near Hailey.
Thanks to a grant from the Wood River Women’s Foundation, a pedestrian bridge was constructed last fall to cross an irrigation canal that dissects Colorado Gulch Preserve, near Hailey. The bridge has now been adorned with metal leaf-and-vine artwork that resembles what can be found farther north along the Hailey Greenway, at the Bow Bridge in the Draper Wood River Preserve, the Wood River Land Trust stated. The artwork was designed by Leslie Howa and fabricated and installed by Kim and Eric Nielsen of K&M Construction. It was paid for by an anonymous donation.  “The whole idea was that we wanted to create something that was indigenous to the area and that would enhance the bridge and connect its design with the Bow Bridge,” Howa said. “It’s a visual reminder to appreciate and protect what we have, because once we lose places like this, they are gone forever.”  In addition, a metal owl nicknamed “Hootie” now sits on a fence overlooking the bridge