The City of Nampa wanted something visually appealing, but not distracting as their main entrance to the newly thriving downtown area. With hip coffee shops, craft brews and a brand spanking new library, Nampa is on the up and up! With the site’s prominent location, it needed to safely span four lanes of traffic, be a little modern, but still tie into the historical aspect of the area. We took these requests and came up with a concept which was accepted by the City, who had a federal grant for the project. We built this arch within a specific time frame, accommodating several entities: the City, the Railroad and the DOT, all of which had different requirements. We had a weekly inspection from a welding inspector during fabrication, and worked with plans drawn up by a structural engineer. Even Chris’s very own uncle, Den Schofield, a Western artist / painter came out to help us with the historical train drawing aspects. For installation, we hired an erection crew, complying with Davis Bacon federal standards.
completed arch, fall of 2009
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