Indian Bend Road

Scottsdale, Arizona

Indian Bend Road was improved to facilitate the safe movement of traffic and pedestrians over the Indian Bend Wash while at the same time celebrating the areas heritage and significance to the City. The bridge and wash areas have been designed in harmony with the public art features to create a consistent design. The theme in the wash area reflects the history of the McCormick Ranch area as an Arabian Horse Ranch while controlling storm water and acknowledging the natural wash phenomenon.

Public Artist designed horse gargoyles were integrated into the drop structure on elevated plinths and are illuminated. The bridge stadia rod columns along the side of the bridge mark one-foot increments of water depth. The Stadia Walls in the basin provide a transition from the bridge to the Flow Berms. The visual field of the basin is broken by the verticality and mass of six Flow Berms.