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.