Anchoring downtown Austin, the Convention Center and Hilton Austin Hotel straddle a busy street that handles a high volume of vehicular traffic, a MetroRail station, bike lanes, and pedestrians. The skybridge offers a safe and convenient pedestrian alternative to crossing this intersection between the two buildings. The installation was achieved through a creative multi-step process of assembling portions of the bridge off-site, shipping the pieces to the project location, then reassembling and raising them into place ?— 55 feet above street level via crane. Complementing the urban fabric and the characteristic Austin skyline, the bridge's open-air concept maintains a visual connection to the city. Green space and patios at either end of the bridge create a dynamic, outdoor space to elevate Austin’s Convention District.