Renowned landscape architect W. Gary Smith was the creative force behind the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Included in the design was a 62-feet long 1913 Warren Pony Truss bridge that originally spanned a portion of highway NM 283 southwest of Las Vegas, one hundred miles from Santa Fe. The bridge is now a preferred site for Santa Fe weddings and other occasions. PBI was honored to play a role in bringing what quickly became an iconic symbol of the Garden. The Orchard Gardens features a vast array of native flora, and traditional New Mexican techniques of catching water to prevent runoff.
PBI’s role: Oversee adherence to 14-acre master plan; analyze initial engineer bids (significant discrepancies in scopes, exclusions, fees); coordinate rescue, transfer and restoration of bridge.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Architect: W. Gary Smith