Blossom Hill Pedestrian Bridge Rises
Blossom Hill Pedestrian Bridge, in San Jose, CA, is nearing completion. A few nights ago, the installation crews lifted the bridge into place.
The site, formerly cherry orchards, inspired the cherry motifs adorning the bridge creating a playful passage. The bridge, adjacent to a mall, connects suburban neighborhoods over nearby railroad tracks. Named “Xander’s Crossing,” for a young child killed on the tracks, the pedestrian bridge offers safe crossing. At night, the bridge is illuminated.
Sponsored by the VTA and San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, the project includes Public Art, allowing us to create neighborhood identity symbolized by cherry orchards, expressing cycles of life, growth and rebirth. The bridge’s colors reflect the life cycle of the cherry, ranging from deep reds and purples to the blush pink of blossoms.