Bow Bridge of the Big Wood River

 

  • Completed:  2012
  • Public Benefits:  Public Recreation, Scenic Views

Located within the Hailey Greenway near Lions Park, the Bow Bridge of the Big Wood River is a hidden gem with a unique design. This pedestrian bridge depicts a recurve bow with tips that curve away from an archer when the bow is strung. Leslie Howa, the bridge designer, said her inspiration came from her passion for archery and the Native American history in the Wood River Valley. On the east side of the bridge stands a 17-foot, steel arrow with three-foot fletches. Other elements include bronze bowstring loops and steel leaves that emulate the surrounding forest canopy overhead. Funded entirely through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Bow Bridge connects the east and west side of the Draper Wood River Preserve and allows visitors to now walk from the city of Hailey to the trails out Croy Canyon.

 
 
 
 
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