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BRIDGE MIX

BRIDGE MIX: A Night under the Stars and over the Freeway was a one-night celebration with music, art and stargazing at the West 11 th Street pedestrian bridge over I-490 in Tremont took place October 3, 2008.

The free and open event was held at the West 11 th Street Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is two blocks south of Lincoln Park on West 11 th Street [or] two blocks north of Clark Avenue on West 11 th Street.

Bridge Mix is part of the Cleveland's Pop Up City initiative.   Pop Up City brings empty places to life through magical, ephemeral experiences that create happy memories about city neighborhoods.

"The pedestrian bridge over I-490 is one of Cleveland's best-kept secrets in one of Cleveland's best-kept neighborhoods," said Ward 13 Councilman Joe Cimperman. "You are invited to check out a great location that will soon get even better, as we plan for the completion of the Towpath Trail through Clark Field. With everything that's happening here - from the opening of Steelyard Commons to the improvements at Clark Field - this bridge is ripe for rediscovery."

Bridge Mix will united the north and south parts Tremont by transforming the pedestrian bridge into a viewing platform and a gathering place. Local artists Patsy Kline, Alex Tapie, Wes Johansen, Gauri Torgalkar, and David Jurca created installations and performances on and around the bridge. Telescopes were available on the bridge for stargazing. In addition, One Dollar Hat and Miss Melvis and the Buford Pusser Experience performed. Hooper's Farm sold fresh produce and conducted a greenhouse raising. Congolese dancers, storytellers, and food vendors rounded out the night. The site offered ample free parking at Clark Field and convenient access via the RTA Clark Avenue bus line (23: Clark-Ridge).

Bridge Mix is a Pop Up City production, sponsored by the Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative with the support of The Civic Innovation Lab, Tremont West Development Corporation, and Progressive Urban Real Estate.

 

 
   
 
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