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Chihuly Bridge of Glass

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  • Tacoma, WA 98402

TripSavvy 2018 award - Bridge of Glass

The Chihuly Bridge of Glass is Tacoma's stunning link to the Thea Foss Waterway and the Museum of Glass. The 500 foot pedestrian bridge holds three amazing Chihuly glass installations, open to the public 24 hours a day. Linger at sunset on a date, and you'll see why its one of the most romantic places in Washington.

Getting there: From Pacific Avenue, you'll cross under the arches of the Washington State History Museum and arrive at the first glass installation, the Seaform Pavilion. The pavilion ceiling was created with over two thousand glass objects, and you will feel like you are underwater at a great coral reef of beautiful glass shapes. The crystal towers at the center of the bridge capture daylight and shine as if they have a light of their own. The blue translucent crystals call to mind images of cool blue glacial ice, and change their appearance at different times throughout the day. At night, they are illuminated from below and add to the night skyline. Venetian Wall 109 Chihuly sculptures fill the eighty-foot long wall (pictured above, with the Museum of Glass Cone behind). With a variety of sculptures throughout, including some of the largestever blown, you will emerge from the Bridge with a newappreciation of glass art. Bridge of Glass - www.chihuly.com/bridgeofglass Chihuly Glass Cellphone Tour - www.tacomaartmuseum.org/page.asp?view=7851