New Orleans City Park WPA Road Bridges Available for Naming

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<ul><li><p>New Orleans City Park </p><p>WPA Road Bridges </p><p>Available for Naming and </p><p>Sponsorship Revised 8/11 </p></li><li><p>Sponsoring or Naming a City Park WPA Bridge </p><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>Bridge Sponsorship </p><p>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. </p><p>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.) </p><p>Naming a Bridge </p><p>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. </p><p>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.) </p></li><li><p>Bridge #1 </p><p>Available for Naming </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>On Palm Drive - 31N 92W - Near Little Lake, Disc Golf Course </p><p>One of two WPA bridges with the hand tools artwork. </p><p>Full view one side of bridge </p><p>View from the bridge </p><p>This bas-relief image </p><p>represents Water </p><p>This bas-relief image </p><p>represents Earth </p><p>The WPA art work on </p><p>the sides of the </p><p>bridge, called </p><p>bas-relief sculpture, </p><p>is a unification </p><p>between art and </p><p>construction. The </p><p>hand tools represent </p><p>how much of the </p><p>WPA work done in </p><p>City Park was done </p><p>by hand without the </p><p>use of machinery. </p></li><li><p>Bridge #2 : </p><p>Available for Naming </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>Next to Little Lake - 2959.325N 9005.625W - Near NOMA, Christian </p><p>Brothers School </p><p>One of two bridges to have the floating woman image imprinted on to </p><p>the bridge. The only bridge to have both hand tools and the floating </p><p>woman image. </p><p>WPA art work on sides of bridge </p><p>Benches on the edges of the bridge </p><p>The view from the bridge </p><p>The view from the water </p><p>The WPA art work on </p><p>the sides of the </p><p>bridge, called </p><p>bas-relief sculpture, </p><p>is a unification </p><p>between art and </p><p>construction. The </p><p>hand tools represent </p><p>how much of the </p><p>WPA work done in </p><p>City Park was done </p><p>by hand without the </p><p>use of machinery. </p></li><li><p>Bridge #3- named: Grandjean Bridge </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>Directly behind the back exit of NOMA, next to the </p><p>Sculpture Garden </p><p>- 2959.225N 9005.662W </p><p>WPA art-</p><p>work on </p><p>sides of </p><p>bridge </p><p>View from bridge of the smaller part of Big Lake </p><p>Current memorial plaque naming the bridge </p><p>View of bridge from the water </p><p>View of bridge from the street </p></li><li><p>Bridge #4- named: Enrique Alferez Bridge </p><p>(McFadden) </p><p>Sponsored: Douglas J Allen and Carole T Allen </p><p>Connecting the two pieces of Big Lake, to the right </p><p>of the front of NOMA, street leads to Christian </p><p>Brothers School </p><p>- 2959.227N 9005.562W </p><p>From the mid 30s </p><p>onward, the </p><p>architecture for the </p><p>bridges moved from </p><p>the Art Deco to a more </p><p>streamlined </p><p>geometrical look. </p><p>Views of bridge </p><p>View from the water </p></li><li><p>Bridge #5 </p><p>Available for Naming </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>On Diagonal, North of I610, Near Dog Park and </p><p>Rugby Field </p><p>- 2959.80N 9005.768W </p><p>WPA artwork on sides of bridge </p><p>View of one whole side of the bridge View from the bridge </p><p>View of the side of the bridge </p><p>The WPA artwork on sides of the bridge, called bas-relief sculpture, is a unification between art and construction. These scenes of </p><p>men working with hand tools represent how much of the WPA work done in City Park was done by hand, without the use of </p><p>machinery. It is said to depict a somewhat ideal working universe. </p></li><li><p>Bridge #6 </p><p>Available for Naming </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>On Harrison, by the entrance to forest </p><p> - 3000.167N 9005.668W </p><p>Volunteer Center is between bridges 6&amp;7 </p><p>View from the bridge </p><p>Seating on the sides of the bridge </p><p>A full view of one side of the bridge </p><p>View from the water: Form the mid 30s onward, the </p><p>architecture for the bridges moved from the Art Deco to a </p><p>more streamlined geometrical look. </p></li><li><p>Bridge #7 </p><p>Available for Naming </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>On Harrison, Near Marconi, Volunteer Center is between </p><p>bridges 6&amp;7 </p><p> - 3000.217N 9005.764W </p><p>One of two bridges to have the floating woman image </p><p>imprinted on to the bridge. </p><p>Seating on the sides of the bridge </p><p>A full view of one side of the bridge </p><p>WPA art work on sides of bridge </p><p>View from the water: This bridge has the Art Deco </p><p>bas-relief sculpture on the side of the bridge as well </p><p>as the geometrical look for the bench seating at the </p><p>edges of the bridge. </p></li><li><p>Bridge #8 </p><p>Available for Naming </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>On Harrison, near Wisner </p><p> - 3000.006N 9005.389W </p><p>WPA artwork on the </p><p>side of the bridge </p><p>A view from side of the bridge </p><p>WPA art on side of bridge </p><p>View from the water: From the mid 30s </p><p>onward, the architecture for the bridges </p><p>moved from the Art Deco to a more </p><p>streamlined geometrical look. </p></li><li><p>View of one side of bridge </p><p>Bridge #10 - named: Anseman Bridge </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>On Anseman, next to Anseman Oak and old grove, </p><p>crosses over Bayou Metairie </p><p> - 2959.136N 9005.965W </p><p>WPA artwork on side of bridge </p><p>View from the water </p><p>Current plaque on bridge </p><p>Placed during the WPA construction, this bridge has </p><p>working lights. </p><p>View from the water: From the mid 30s </p><p>onward, the architecture for the bridges </p><p>moved from the Art Deco to a more </p><p>streamlined geometrical look. </p></li><li><p>Bridge #9 - named: Dreyfous Bridge* </p><p>Available for Sponsorship </p><p>On Dreyfous, Next to the Casino Building and the back </p><p>exit of the NOMAs Sculpture Garden </p><p> - 2959.136N 9005.965W </p><p>A full view from one side of the bridge Artwork on the bridge </p><p>A full view of one </p><p>side of the bridge </p><p>*Not a </p><p>WPA bridge </p></li><li><p>Interested in learning more about WPA Road Bridge Sponsorship or other </p><p>sponsorship opportunities? </p><p>Please contact Amanda Frentz, Development Associate </p><p>Afrentz@nocp.org / 504-483-1700 </p></li></ul>