Today, the Group Plan Commission released three design concepts for the pedestrian bridge that will connect downtown (Lakeside Avenue) to North Coast Harbor (Rock Hall, etc.). Public officials are hoping to gather public reaction to the designs, because, like everything in Cleveland these days, this thing has to be built in time for the Republican National Convention.
County residents can choose from a suspension bridge, a double-arch bridge or a cable-stayed bridge, each designed by Boston architect Miguel Rosales. The suspension and cable bridges are kinda similar, with those features standing tall over the winding bridge. The arches would add a more classic sense of flair to the Shoreway. Your call, taxpayers. (Next week's Public Works committee meeting at Cuyahoga County HQ will be focused on these designs. 6 p.m. Nov. 13.)
This bridge is a $25-million project funded by the city, the county and the state.
You can cycle through the design details in the Group Plan Commission's presentation. We've added several lo-fi .jpgs here to give you a sense of what these designs entail. And can we get someone to Photoshop in the death eaters from the sixth Harry Potter movie?