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Equal West

Created by artist Don Staufenberg

Don Staufenberg’s background is in product design. Originally from Long Island, New York, Staufenberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. He has served as product designer with many prestigious companies including Rubbermaid and Herman Miller, and as head of design at Fitch Inc., Columbus, Ohio. He has been a guest lecturer at a variety of universities and currently provides design consultation for various firms. Staufenberg has been a Dublin, Ohio resident for more than 30 years.

Equal East Riverbox celebrates the bridging between Downtown Historic Dublin and the new Bridge Park development. A new Dublin Link pedestrian bridge acts as an equalizer between both sides; it becomes a celebration between both sides of Dublin, where one is not better than the other, they are unique in their own ways and are equally vital to the community.

The artist wanted to create an artwork where the explorer learns something about Dublin from either side of the bridge. Three pieces of steel crossing the artwork represent three of Dublin’s Scioto River bridges: the Route 161 (Bridge Street) Bridge, The Dublin Link pedestrian bridge, and the Emerald Parkway bridge which runs parallel to the I-270 overpass.

Working closely with community partners such as City of Dublin Parks & Recreation, Dublin Historical Society, Dublin’s Deputy City Manager, Visit Dublin Ohio and Dublin Arts Council, Staufenberg researched and used materials that were integral to the pedestrian bridge construction.The artwork’s discs are made of white Portland concrete, to represent the clean light cement color featured in the pedestrian bridge. The two discs integrated into the design represent Downtown Historic Dublin and the Bridge Park development.

Clue #1

ApWalk south from the library on HighSt., then east on Spring Hill St. toward the Scioto River. 

Clue #2

The park is accessible at the north end of South Riverview via a wooden stairway.

Clue #3

Follow the path down to the river. 


Look south of the gazebo, keeping
your eyes open for the confluence
of concrete, metal and wood.



Park in a public spot in the new Bridge Park Development. There are three parking garages along Longshore Street.

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Riverbox Challenge Pathtag

Pathtag inspired by Equal East/Equal West

The Riverboxes™ Challenge Pathtag is split by the teardrop spire of the bridge with the badge of the Dublin clover inlaid at the base. The West side features agriculturally-based icons like smithing and farming over half recessed rows of fields. The East side includes mechanical and electrical inspired icons over the grid system of new order. The entire outering ring includes a half-recessed steel cable pattern (representing the ties linking the bridge to both sides) holding it all together. This shiny gold tag with trans green overlay represents agriculture and the original green digital code at the birth of computer tech. The gold has multiple means as a symbol of success, malleability and enduring value.

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