Master Plans, Mock-ups, and Renderings: Cleveland Bridges

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The Bicentennial Celebration
The “City of Bridges” Master Plan, including history, designs, renderings and installed costs for the lighting of the city’s 18 bridges spanning 3.4 miles of the Cuyahoga River, was created by RDLD for the City and Bicentennial Commission. During the master planning process, RDLD performed mock-up lighting demonstrations on several of the bridges. Public and private input from the mock-up was incorporated into the final plan.

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Bascule One slowly fades from white to red-hot, honoring Cleveland's steel industry
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The "Ghost Train" crosses Bascule Two
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Three of the eight illuminated bridges
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The rockers become an animated 'forge' on Bascule One
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The Main Street Bridge cascades across the Cuyahoga River
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The lift section of the Willow Avenue Bridge remains illuminated when opening to water traffic
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Illuminated shives allow for enjoyment & understanding of Eagle Avenue Bridge's working parts
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The indirect light from Detroit Superior makes for comfortable evening walks
Photo: Jean-Marc Charles
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Bascule Two 'at rest.'
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Center Street Swing Bridge enjoys a cross-fading lighting system for illumination in both the open & closed positions
1997 - Award of Excellence, International Association of Lighting Designers
1997 - Paul Waterbury Award of Distinction, International Illumination Design Awards; IES
1996 - The Edison Award; General Electric