Happy Unmiserable New Year!
Thanks for making our everyday merry + bright.
Dear Friends: Keep being your beautiful selves, digging into all that is delicious, new, old and a little bit crazy in Cleveland. We have plenty in store for 2014. In the meantime, here's your Christmas present: some vintage-urban bridge porn!
— UC, with love
Ah, the Detroit-Superior Bridge.
Construction of the bridge began in 1914 and completed in 1918, at a cost of $5.4 million. Terminal Tower was completed in 1926.
King of Bridges
The Detroit-Superior Bridge was built by the King Bridge Company. At its completion, the bridge was the largest steel and concrete reinforced bridge in the world. Read more about the bridge.
Welcome to Cleveland.
If you were coming into Cleveland from the west in the early days, you entered from the Detroit-Superior Bridge. Lorain-Carnegie wasn't completed until 1932.
Beware traffic changes.
Flip through the history of cars that have crossed the Detroit-Superior Bridge — from some killer classics in the 1930s to buses and streetcars in 1952 to the boxy models of the late 1960s.
Into the underbelly.
You've probably heard about the subway that once rumbled under the Detroit-Superior Bridge, but couldn't quite understand how it worked. Let's just say, there have been some structural changes on Superior Ave since then.
We'd love to hear what you're doing for the holidays or what's in store for your new year. Tackk your holiday letter to our board. We'd love to read it!