2012: Transforming the Bridge


In 2012, Cleveland Design Competition: Transforming the Bridge challenged entrants to re-imagine the abandoned lower streetcar level of Cleveland’s Detroit-Superior Bridge as a dynamic public space, performance venue and pedestrian experience. At the beginning of 2012, a group of local designers and business leaders launched an initiative called “The Bridge Project” to raise public awareness about the potential of The Bridge and to engage the community for input on opening the lower level for public use. The Cleveland Design Competition partnered with The Bridge Project to engage designers to propose compelling visions for the permanent use of The Bridge, public access into and passage through the lower level of The Bridge and connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods.


Tom Kennedy Principal, Arup Chicago, IL
James T. Dallman, AIA Principal - LA Dallman Milwaukee, WI
Chistopher Marcinkoski Director, PORT A+U Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Department of Landscape Architecture Chicago, IL / Philadelphia, PA
Theresa Schwarz Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative Cleveland, Ohio
James Levin Levin Ventures / Co-founder, Bridge Project Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio
Bonnie Teeuwen Director of Public Work, Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works Cleveland, Ohio

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