Chris Ronayne, the county executive of Cuyahoga County, said that the park would be created on the lower level of the bridge over the Cuyahoga River.
The upper deck of the arch bridge - which is also known as the Detroit–Superior Bridge - carries pedestrians and road vehicles. Its lower deck has been closed off since the 1950s but used to carry streetcars running on tracks.
Ronayne (pictured left) said that he has been exploring the possibilities for the lower deck and that he was looking forward to the work ahead to open up its views to visitors from Cuyahoga County and beyond. The project – which he dubbed the ‘Low-Line Park’ – could include a promenade, bike lanes, pop-up shops and public art, he said.