Sunday, May 21, 2006

Veterans Memorial Bridge & Subway Tour this Saturday

Shot of lower deck of Veterans Memorial Bridge during an earlier tour, shot by Stu Spivak
The Cuyahoga County Engineer, Robert C. Klaiber Jr., has scheduled two more tours of the landmark Veterans Memorial Bridge (aka the Detroit-Superior Bridge for us die-hards), the first of which is coming up on Saturday, May 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The bridge formerly carried streetcars across the Cuyahoga on a lower deck that has been closed for many years, but the County Engineer has been good enough to recognize the appeal of this abandoned space -- especially the former streetcar station below the pavement under West 25th Street -- and afford us the opportunity to revisit the lower level periodically. Access is made from the northwest corner, one the road running parallel to Superior that runs out to Spaces Gallery and the old Superior Viaduct. If you cross the bridge, east to west, and make a U turn at West 25th and back-track to the County Engineers Building, you will find the tour starting in the parking lot. The tour is free and here are more details. If you missed today's Ohio City Home Tour (next blog entry, below), you could catch this bridge tour, go drive around and see the Ohio City neighborhood and then retire to one of many great cafes in the area for an early supper. The next scheduled bridge tour, by the way, is September 2nd.


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