A project of NOACA's Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative.

The Bridge Project
Detroit-Superior Bridge Connectivity Plan

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 1:08pm

This Saturday, July 6, the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge will be opened to the public, as part of the Cuyahoga County’s annual bridge tour.  Open from 9:00am to 3:00pm, the event is free and open to the public, and will feature self-guided tours, films, and volunteers available to answer questions.  Last year, the event attracted more than 1100 visitors to the lower level, and featured a series of input stations to inquire about opening the lower level for permanent use.  As part of those efforts, the final report (Download Link) compiled by the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and their constituents is available here for download.  The report, as part of a Transportation for Livable Cities Initiative (TLCI) study, makes a series of design recommendations for the lower level and surrounding area.  This would not be possible without your support, feedback, and inquiries.  We thank you very much for your input, and encourage you to provide any further remarks based on the report.  Happy Bridging!


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 1:40pm

The Bridge Project + the Cleveland Design Competition will co-host a Public Meeting to unveil a variety of ideas and recommendations for the future use of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Lower Level. Representatives from The Bridge Project will summarize the community planning process and unveil their recommendations for the repurposing of the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge. The co-founders of the Cleveland Design Competition will highlight ideas produced for the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition: Transforming the Bridge which are currently on exhibit at the Fifth Street Arcades. To see entries from the competition, click here: http://clevelandcompetition.com/current-competition/award-winners/

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place from 5:30pm-7:30pm on February 27th at the Fifth Street Arcades, located at 530 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland, OH.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:38am

Based on your feedback and input, as well as input from numerous other stakeholders throughout this process, the Bridge Project team has begun to finalize recommendations for opening the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge as a bicycle and pedestrian thoroughfare as well as a venue space.   Visit the Design Ideas section of this site for a closer look.  In conjunction with the numerous projects in the surrounding area, the Bridge Project seeks to establish the lower level and its surroundings as a unique regional destination and primary connector for alternative modes of transportation.  The final report will be compiled over the next several weeks, so your input is still valuable!  Please share with us your take on these recommendations, or offer your own recommendations via our comment page.

  • Based on this study, recommendations include, but are not limited to: 
  • A bike and pedestrian path
  • Lighting and emergency call boxes
  • Surface replacement at the center span
  • Transit waiting enviroments
  • Streetscape Enhancements
  • Mixed use development adjacent to the Bridge
  • Enhanced crosswalks
  • Directional and entry signage
  • Viewing platforms
  • Additional points of entry
  • Dedicated performance space
  • Connection to future Canal Basin Park