The Bridge, a new mixed-use development, is a reconstruction of the Golden Pawn II at 13th and Peoria in Tulsa, a historied popular haunt since the 1970’s for local and visiting musicians in the market for musical instruments and equipment.
The redevelopment will incorporate a restaurant, bar/music venue, retail space, and a rooftop bar/entertainment floor. Its music-themed venues honor the unique musical history of Tulsa and the Tulsa Sound, embodied in the work of such legends as Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Elvin Bishop, and The Red Dirt Rangers, as well as the unforgettable GAP Band and numerous country music legends.
Located at the Broken Arrow Expressway overpass and extending the city’s popular trail system, the Bridge is a literal and metaphorical link of vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle travel; of local culture and architecture past and present; and, of the Pearl and Cherry Street Districts. The design references the raw, elemental industrial buildings once prominent in the neighborhood, yet with a modernized update. Cleanly detailed, simple materials of exposed structural steel, corrugated metal panel siding, and metal louvers, and familiar elements of a raised lighting/ventilation spine and louvered utility tower give the Bridge an authenticity relevant to both present to past. The third-floor rooftop bar offers spectacular skyline views and a flexible indoor/outdoor entertainment environment. Additional balconies around the building give multiple opportunities to enjoy the downtown vistas and connect with the vibrant neighborhood activity.