Description of Work:
The dam structure is fabricated from steel, and finished with white, zinc-primed epoxy paint. 6" wide "planks" have been welded to a steel rod framework to create a refined and layered interpretation of a beaver dam. A family of beavers is located at the base of the dam and supported by two steel brackets.
It seems appropriate that the beaver, an emblem of Canada, should find its way to the terminus of the Canada Line. The cultural and economic importance of the North American beaver is well known, but this animal has particular relevance for Richmond. Castor Canadenisis is a keystone species, meaning that it has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance.