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BRIDGES

CENTER STREET SWING BRIDGE

NICKEL PLATE RAILROAD BRIDGE

MAIN AVENUE BRIDGE

COLUMBUS ROAD LIFT BRIDGE>

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REFLECTION OF THE TOWER

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THE BEREA THEATER

The Columbus Road Lift Bridge

 

COLUMBUS ROAD LIFT BRIDGE | $95
CLEVELAND: THE CITY OF BRIDGES. The site of Cleveland's first permanent bridge, the Columbus Road Lift Bridge is one of the city's six lift bridges. The first bridge at this site was erected in 1836 & created the notorious Cleveland "Bridge War" of 1837. Following the incorporation of Cleveland & Ohio City, Cleveland destructed its half of the Center Street Bridge (where the swing bridge featured here currently sits). This directed commerce across the Columbus Road Bridge, bypassing Ohio City entirely. Enraged Ohio City residents staged an all-out attack upon the Columbus Road Bridge. Nearly a thousand men, armed with clubs, rocks, & rifles marched to the bridge, damaged it, & rendered it useless. Upon its annexation from Cleveland, Ohio City rebuilt the Center Street Bridge. The Columbus Road Bridge was replaced in 1860, 1918, & the vertical lift bridge we know today was built in 1940. It will be closed for a one year, $49 million renovation in November 2011. A partial Cleveland skyline is seen in this piece from the bridge deck, which seems to glow with rich rust colors of oranges, yellows, & browns contrasted with the peeling green paint.

 

NOTE: Due to my recent relocation to Columbus, this item is not currently available for purchase. Contact me if you really, really need this item :)

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Print on canvas stretched over wooden frame measures 14"x11".
  • Original work by Cleveland Artist Ian Beers.
  • Sawtooth hanger centered on back for ease of hanging.
  • Signed by the artist.
  • Designed, printed, & stretched in Cleveland, OH.
  • Bridges collection released April 2010.
  • Close-ups are provided below to show a few of my favorite details:

The Columbus Road Lift Bridge by Ian Beers

 

ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Throughout its rich history as a bustling rust belt city, the need for bridges to cross the Cuyahoga River in order to connect with the rest of the nation resulted in over 330 bridges in the immediate Cleveland area. Original photography & graphic art collide with the collection Bridges, featuring five of the most important & aesthetically interesting bridges that remain in operation today; including swing, lift, railroad, & truss bridges. Each piece highlights one of these landmark bridges, amped up in color & contrasted against its surroundings, which are simplified to neutral black & white sketches.
Printed on canvas & stretched over a wood frame, this collection eliminates the need for traditional framing because the image wraps completely around all edges (but they come in the frame-friendly size of 11"x14" just in case).

 

 
     
 
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