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Vantage Wild Horses

April 22, 2019

The steel Wild Horses near Vantage, Washington are quite the sight for drivers traveling down I-90, along the Columbia River. They've been galloping across the hilltop for 30 years, missing an important piece of their design. Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies is the official name of the installment created by artist David Govedare. His original vision includes a 36 foot tall basket that the ponies run out of, representing the "gift of life", that was not able to be installed safely at the time the horses were.

Coffman Engineers' Craig Lee is determined to construct and securely position the basket atop the hill, in its rightful place behind the ponies. He's helping to lead the team of engineers, steel fabricators, contractors, and more to make David's vision a reality. Check out the video here to learn more about how the project is coming along.

If you would like to support this project, visit David's fundraising page where you can help "Fund the Basket".



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