Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development has also selected a preferred design for monument towers intended to accentuate the bridge.

The selected designs are bridge option C – an ‘arched panel’ design - and monument tower option A, which features a pelican motif. Both were the top scoring designs from a public preference poll offered online.

Option C (pictured below) provides arched and rectangular exterior fascia panels, and arches between columns when viewed from beneath the bridge. The design is by Modjeski & Masters.

I-10 City Park Bridge, Baton Rouge

Monument tower design option A (pictured below) pays tribute to the art deco architectural style of the Louisiana State Capitol building, and the prominent pelican motif references both the state bird - the brown pelican - and the American white pelicans that visit local lakes seasonally. The design is by Reich Landscape Architecture.

I-10 City Park Bridge, Baton Rouge - tower

The illustrative renderings of the concepts will now move forward into the design stage where they will be refined by engineers and architects.