The TH&B Crossing Bridge Public Art Project celebrating the culture and uniqueness of our city is set to begin on October 3, 2022.
The City of Brantford launched a call for submissions for the TH&B Crossing Public Art Project on July 28, 2022 and received an overwhelming response from the community. Submissions were received from school groups, community organizations and individual artists who have shown an interest in revitalizing this important connection over the Grand River.
Participants will begin painting their designs on the interior bridge panels beginning the week of October 3 and painting will continue until October 31. The bridge will remain open to the public for the duration of the project.
TH&B Crossing Bridge is a well utilized pedestrian crossing over the Grand River. In Fall 2021, an Environmental Assessment recommended that TH&B Crossing Bridge undergo minor rehabilitation to the bridge deck to extend its service life. The bridge deck is expected to be replaced after the completion of the painting.
Endorsed unanimously by Brantford City Council and the Brantford Cultural Advisory Committee, the project is intended to celebrate the iconic TH&B Bridge by featuring art created by community members.
As a key part of the city’s infrastructure and an historical landmark that spans over the picturesque Grand River, TH&B Crossing Bridge is a fixture within the city’s landscape that has the opportunity to be a bold and beautiful artistic statement of community collaboration.