Roadway Confluence - Sidney, Nebraska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 06.855 W 102° 55.450
13T E 674284 N 4553516
Quick Description: Sculpture also known as the Bionic Bunny was one of eight abstract sculptures completed along I-80 in 1976 in celebration of the nation's bicentennial.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2010 7:55:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM855N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
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Long Description:

Large aluminum abstract sculpture with curved shapes at its bottom and two start pieces which project 35 feet into the air. The sculpture is to symbolize the meeting of roadways and the role transportation played in the development of Nebraska. The sculpture is one of ten planned sculptures in celebration of the nation's bicentennial of which only eight were completed. The project was controversial at the time due to the abstract nature of the sculptures. The sculptures have have become what is known as the Nebraska's 500 Mile Sculpture Garden.

The sculpture is located in the west-bound rest area on I-80 just east of Sidney, Nebraska. The sculpture had to be modified after its installation as the original was not stable in high winds in western Nebraska, addition interior support was added to stabilize the sculpture. Further information about this sculpture along with others included in the project can be found at the Sheldon Museum of Art website.

TITLE: Roadway Confluence

ARTIST(S): Hans Van de Bouvenkamp

DATE: 1974-1976. Dedicated July 4, 1976.

MEDIUM: Sculpture: brushed aluminum; Foundation: concrete.


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

Nebraska Interstate 80 Sidney, westbound rest area Sidney, Nebraska

The inventory states that nine of the sculptures were completed, actually only eight of the original ten planned were completed.

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