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R Line artwork depicts Aurora 'then and now'

Two panoramic pieces of artwork depicting early and present-day Aurora have been installed on the Highline Canal pedestrian bridge that connects the Park-n-Ride lot for the R Line with the 2nd and Abilene Station.

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Artwork at the 2nd and Abilene Station pedestrian bridge

The pieces received enthusiastic support from former property owners who, for three generations, have had ties to the adjacent land.

In fact, former resident Jacque Chomiak in a note to artist Douwe Blumberg said, “My dad is very excited about this project and the possibility to show the historical progression of the land.”

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Artwork at the 2nd and Abilene Station pedestrian bridge

The R Line will open in 2017.

See more about RTD's Art-n-Transit program