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River's Edge Enviromental Sculpture

  • East end of the Blue Bridge
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 456-3232
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Created by Michael Singer and Sasaki Assoc. Inc. in 1995. Made of granite and stone.

Composed of granite, local riverbed boulders, and indigenous plants, this sculpture transforms as the sun moves over it, with flickering light enhancing color, and shadow forms moving along the granite blocks. 600 feet long and 200 tons in weight, it was carefully engineered to withstand flooding and blend into the landscape, encompassed in vines and other plant life.

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Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The bridge is accessed from 100 Front Street NW, and 55 Campau Avenue NW. The sidewalks that connect Front Street with the Blue Bridge, and Campau Avenue are wide, stable and level. The sidewalks on the both ends of the bridge connect with the riverfront boardwalk. The Front Street side of the bridge connects to the boardwalk by steps and a curved ramp. There are no handrails along the ramp run. The Campau Avenue side of the bridge connects to the boardwalk by steps and a ramp. The ramp has handrails along both sides of the ramp run. There are no public restrooms available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Riverfront Plaza Ramp at 55 Campau Avenue NW. — 0.09 miles from the venue. Louis-Campau Ramp at 43 Monroe Avenue NW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.