Let's Look at the Three Design Concepts for that Pedestrian Bridge over the Shoreway

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? 



click to enlarge Suspension - Rosales + Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Rosales + Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Suspension



click to enlarge Cable - Rosales + Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Rosales + Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Cable


click to enlarge Arch - Rosales + Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Rosales + Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Arch

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Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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