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Squamish Overpass Wins Design Award

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is excited to share news of an award related to Cultural Journey. The 2014 International Bridge Conference awarded the Arthur C. Hayden Medal to Hatch Mott MacDonald for a single recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering demonstrating vision and innovation in special use bridges for the Squamish pedestrian overpass. The creation of Shewálh tl’a Stá7mes(Squamish ancestral language) – “The Path of Stá7mes honours our ancestors who traveled this land in previous centuries and who walk with our young in the present” (Squamish Nation Councillor Josh Joseph).

Designed by master artist Xwalacktun (Rick Harry) and developed in partnership with Squamish Nation and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre with funding and expertise contributed by a range of stakeholders including the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia – Ministry of Transportation, Hatch Mott MacDonald and Kiewit the project speaks to the power of creativity, collaboration, and respect to work in innovative ways to share cultural practices. For more information about Cultural Journey please refer to https://slcc.ca/experience/cultural-journey/

 

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