|Client:||AK Department of Transportation and Public Facilities|
The William Moore Bridge is an asymmetrical cable-stayed suspension bridge that was built in 1976 and crosses a 200 foot deep gorge (an active earthquake fault) on the Klondike Highway. The bridge was the first of its kind and has reached the end of its lifespan. A new bridge will be constructed and the old bridge converted to a pedestrian bridge with highway wayside facility with interpretation. Corvus Design provided interpretive services for the design, layout and content for the six interpretive panels for the wayside. Extensive research and review of historic image collections were required to develop the content about the Klondike Highway, its construction, and the history of the Moore bridge. In addition to the interpretive panels, Corvus Design was asked to design the highway wayside facility sign. The large monument sign plays off the form the historic bridge and creates a unqiue gateway sign. The panels and monument sign needed to be designed to withstand the harsh winter conditions found near the highway pass.