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  • New Orleans City Park

    WPA Road Bridges

    Available for Naming and

    Sponsorship Revised 8/11

  • Sponsoring or Naming a City Park WPA Bridge

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930s played a pivotal role in City Parks growth. The Roosevelt Administration invested $12 million in City Park. Twenty thousand men and women were put to work building Tad Gormley Stadium, the Botanical Garden, roadways and bridges.

    Today, nine WPA bridges adorn the park with their eloquent simplicity. Each is slightly different from the other, but all are distinguishable by their graceful arches and definition of space.

    Bridge Sponsorship

    A bridge can be sponsored for $50,000. Payment may extend over a term of up to five years. The park will install an appropriate sized plaque on the bridge to acknowledge the donors sponsorship.

    Sponsorship funds will be placed in the parks endowment. The term of the sponsorship is the life of the asset. (These bridges are very well built.)

    Naming a Bridge

    A bridge can be named for $100,000. Payment may extend over a term of up to five years. The park will install an appropriate sized plaque on the bridge listing the name of the bridge. Other infor-mation may be included on the plaque if the donor desires.

    Naming funds will be placed in the parks endowment. The naming rights last for the life of the as-set. (These bridges are very well built.)

  • Bridge #1

    Available for Naming

    Available for Sponsorship

    On Palm Drive - 31N 92W - Near Little Lake, Disc Golf Course

    One of two WPA bridges with the hand tools artwork.

    Full view one side of bridge

    View from the bridge

    This bas-relief image

    represents Water

    This bas-relief image

    represents Earth

    The WPA art work on

    the sides of the

    bridge, called

    bas-relief sculpture,

    is a unification

    between art and

    construction. The

    hand tools represent

    how much of the

    WPA work done in

    City Park was done

    by hand without the

    use of machinery.

  • Bridge #2 :

    Available for Naming

    Available for Sponsorship

    Next to Little Lake - 2959.325N 9005.625W - Near NOMA, Christian

    Brothers School

    One of two bridges to have the floating woman image imprinted on to

    the bridge. The only bridge to have both hand tools and the floating

    woman image.

    WPA art work on sides of bridge

    Benches on the edges of the bridge

    The view from the bridge

    The view from the water

    The WPA art work on

    the sides of the

    bridge, called

    bas-relief sculpture,

    is a unification

    between art and

    construction. The

    hand tools represent

    how much of the

    WPA work done in

    City Park was done

    by hand without the

    use of machinery.

  • Bridge #3- named: Grandjean Bridge

    Available for Sponsorship

    Directly behind the back exit of NOMA, next to the

    Sculpture Garden

    - 2959.225N 9005.662W

    WPA art-

    work on

    sides of

    bridge

    View from bridge of the smaller part of Big Lake

    Current memorial plaque naming the bridge

    View of bridge from the water

    View of bridge from the street

  • Bridge #4- named: Enrique Alferez Bridge

    (McFadden)

    Sponsored: Douglas J Allen and Carole T Allen

    Connecting the two pieces of Big Lake, to the right

    of the front of NOMA, street leads to Christian

    Brothers School

    - 2959.227N 9005.562W

    From the mid 30s

    onward, the

    architecture for the

    bridges moved from

    the Art Deco to a more

    streamlined

    geometrical look.

    Views of bridge

    View from the water

  • Bridge #5

    Available for Naming

    Available for Sponsorship

    On Diagonal, North of I610, Near Dog Park and

    Rugby Field

    - 2959.80N 9005.768W

    WPA artwork on sides of bridge

    View of one whole side of the bridge View from the bridge

    View of the side of the bridge

    The WPA artwork on sides of the bridge, called bas-relief sculpture, is a unification between art and construction. These scenes of

    men working with hand tools represent how much of the WPA work done in City Park was done by hand, without the use of

    machinery. It is said to depict a somewhat ideal working universe.

  • Bridge #6

    Available for Naming

    Available for Sponsorship

    On Harrison, by the entrance to forest

    - 3000.167N 9005.668W

    Volunteer Center is between bridges 6&7

    View from the bridge

    Seating on the sides of the bridge

    A full view of one side of the bridge

    View from the water: Form the mid 30s onward, the

    architecture for the bridges moved from the Art Deco to a

    more streamlined geometrical look.

  • Bridge #7

    Available for Naming

    Available for Sponsorship

    On Harrison, Near Marconi, Volunteer Center is between

    bridges 6&7

    - 3000.217N 9005.764W

    One of two bridges to have the floating woman image

    imprinted on to the bridge.

    Seating on the sides of the bridge

    A full view of one side of the bridge

    WPA art work on sides of bridge

    View from the water: This bridge has the Art Deco

    bas-relief sculpture on the side of the bridge as well

    as the geometrical look for the bench seating at the

    edges of the bridge.

  • Bridge #8

    Available for Naming

    Available for Sponsorship

    On Harrison, near Wisner

    - 3000.006N 9005.389W

    WPA artwork on the

    side of the bridge

    A view from side of the bridge

    WPA art on side of bridge

    View from the water: From the mid 30s

    onward, the architecture for the bridges

    moved from the Art Deco to a more

    streamlined geometrical look.

  • View of one side of bridge

    Bridge #10 - named: Anseman Bridge

    Available for Sponsorship

    On Anseman, next to Anseman Oak and old grove,

    crosses over Bayou Metairie

    - 2959.136N 9005.965W

    WPA artwork on side of bridge

    View from the water

    Current plaque on bridge

    Placed during the WPA construction, this bridge has

    working lights.

    View from the water: From the mid 30s

    onward, the architecture for the bridges

    moved from the Art Deco to a more

    streamlined geometrical look.

  • Bridge #9 - named: Dreyfous Bridge*

    Available for Sponsorship

    On Dreyfous, Next to the Casino Building and the back

    exit of the NOMAs Sculpture Garden

    - 2959.136N 9005.965W

    A full view from one side of the bridge Artwork on the bridge

    A full view of one

    side of the bridge

    *Not a

    WPA bridge

  • Interested in learning more about WPA Road Bridge Sponsorship or other

    sponsorship opportunities?

    Please contact Amanda Frentz, Development Associate

    Afrentz@nocp.org / 504-483-1700

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