1987 by Jody Pinto
Ready for a more rugged hike? In the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park, the “Form and Function” program commissioned a bridge that resembles a human finger, complete with a “nail” at one end. With this steel span across a picturesque gorge, artist Jody Pinto hoped to make hikers feel a literal connection between the human body and the natural world.
Walk down Livezey Lane to the creek at a point where the dam and Canoe Club are visible. Turn left and follow hiking trail (15 minutes) to a small steel footbridge, then climb stone steps to Fingerspan.
Like the Clothespin in Center City, Fingerspan is made of weathering steel, intended to rust.
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