In July 2014, the City issued a Call to Artists requesting submissions from qualified artists to create a bronze sculpture of the Barefoot Mailman. As part of a public art project funded and managed by the City of Pompano Beach Public Works, the sculpture was designed specifically to be located on the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge. The top ranking artist was Mario Chiodo, who has completed approximately 30 bronze figurative sculptures, including many monumental sized works. Mario Chiodo has envisioned a fresh and new iconic image for the legend of the Barefoot Mailman. The artwork depicts a Mailman traveling at top speed, determined and focused, his supplies and mailbag flying in the air. Mr. Chiodoâ€™s sculpture presents a more exaggerated and exciting perspective for the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge. While the artwork is inventive, the detail and accessories help to capture a moment in time and continue to tell the story of the Barefoot Mailman. Chosen for its expression, dynamic form, movement, craftsmanship and attention to detail, this major work of art has been installed in its permanent home on the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge.