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    MidTown Cleveland and the Health-Tech Corridor Representatives Celebrate Bridge Improvement


    Crossing above the intersection of Euclid Avenue and East 55th Street, a once rusty grey railroad bridge has been given a bright, colorful makeover—transforming it into a symbol of the innovative health-tech and high-tech economy that is emerging in MidTown Cleveland and the Health-Tech Corridor. Displayed on the bridge, alongside of a graphic of DNA molecules, are logos of the Health-Tech Corridor,  MidTown Cleveland, the City of Cleveland, BioEnterprise and the Cleveland Foundation.


    The Project Team

    The project was initiated by MidTown Cleveland, Inc., the district's development corporation, and was implemented in partnership with Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor. The City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Foundation also provided funding for the project.


    The Project Design and Production


    Twist Creative, Inc of Cleveland designed the graphics for the bridge painting, calling it a representation of "analog smarts meeting digital optimism." Thomarios Construction of Akron performed the painting itself. The Norfolk Southern Corporation,who actually owns this bridge, worked cooperatively with all parties to facilitate the painting project.

    The Project Timeline and Cost


    Planning for the project began in 2013. The actual painting work began on October 5th, 2015 and was completed on October 31st of this year. In order to minimize impacts to traffic, the painting work was conducted between 9am and 4am each night, weather permitting. The project cost a total of approximately $225,000 and is a definite improvement to the MidTown of Cleveland. 


    This information was provided by midtowncleveland.org