On Saturday July 7, an estimated 1100 visitors came to the lower level of the Detroit-Superior bridge. The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works hosted their annual open house on the bridge, while the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) presented their current work on the bridge and engaged with community members as to what their visions of the lower level might be. Braving the heat and humidity, community members were excited to see what a great amenity the city has right under its nose. Many great conversations were had, as the CUDC engaged visitors through a series of stations throughout the bridge, asking their input about such issues as accessibility to the bridge, what their favorite places in the neighborhood are, and what they would like to see on the lower level.
We are grateful to everyone who came out and made this event such a success. The CUDC will be hosting further public meetings on the bridge in the near future to discuss their findings and gain feedback. Remember, if you have an idea for the bridge, submit it to us through our contact page above, or "like" the Bridge on facebook. Photos from the event can be seen on our flickr page.