Ingenuity Turning Detroit-Superior Bridge Into a Waterfall

Soon to be site of a waterfall. No, really, a real waterfall.
  • Soon to be site of a waterfall. No, really, a real waterfall.

If you see thousands of gallons of water running off the Detroit — Superior Bridge this week, don’t panic. It’s just Ingenuity’s dramatic new water feature.

Ethiopian —born Cleveland artist Kidist Getachew, working with Michael Lehto and John Thomas—conceived the waterfall as an extravagant display of Great Lakes water wealth, which starkly contrasts the situation in her homeland. It promises to make quite a splash, dumping 5,000 gallons of water per minute in a band 48 to 60 feet wide off the deck of the bridge 130 feet into the Cuyahoga River down below.

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