The Downtown Canal’s Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge is getting a long-overdue makeover — including essential repairs, lighting, landscaping, and a NEW coat of paint. The Department of Metropolitan Development is inviting the public to participate in the process for choosing a new paint color for the bridge.
The four color options were vetted by staff who considered various factors, including impact on the built-environment, cultural significance, and overall visual impression. The color that receives the most votes will be applied to the bridge. Anyone interested can vote online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bridgecolor .
Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf assisted with color selection and bridge renderings. The bridge makeover is a planned expense that coincides with budget allocation for the upkeep of canal infrastructure and beautification.
While DMD owns and maintains the bridge, it also serves as a crucial connector for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick – bridging the Glick Peace Walk to the Indiana Avenue Cultural District. Voting ends on Sunday, Feb. 10. The bridge color will be announced on DMD’s Facebook page on Monday, Feb. 11.