I've been working on a project with the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative to transform the Detroit-Superior Bridge into a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly area on the lower level of the bridge. This past weekend, we hosted an open house event in which we encouraged participants to provide us with feedback and ideas for what the lower level of the bridge could be...
What do you think the lower level of the bridge should feature?
So what is the Detroit-Superior Bridge?
"The Detroit–Superior Bridge (officially known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge) is a 3,112 foot (949 meter) long through arch bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. The bridge links Detroit Avenue on Cleveland's west side and Superior Avenue on Cleveland's east side, terminating west of Public Square. Construction by the King Bridge Company began in 1914 and completed in 1918, at a cost of $5.4 million. It was the first fixed high level bridge in Cleveland, and the third high level bridge above the Cuyahoga (the first was the Old Superior Viaduct and the second the Central Viaduct, also built by the King Company). At its completion, the bridge was the largest steel and concrete reinforced bridge in the world."
I believe that this project has the ability to transform the city of Cleveland into a more livable community. It would help link Cleveland with Lakewood and encourage bicycle traffic.
Brandon E. Young