The Confluence River Room contains some of the Loop’s most loved and most challenged places. People frequently visit the North Shore, the Golden Triangle, and Station Square, but access to the West End Bridge’s fantastic city views is elusive.
We’re envisioning exciting projects that will transform the Confluence River Room. Manchester Gateway Park will be an artful destination with an accessible route connecting Manchester, the riverfront, and the West End Bridge.
Saw Mill Run Gateway Park will become an ecological destination marking the entry of the Run into the Ohio River. The Point State Park Connector will provide an ADA accessible and pleasant connection from the Mon Wharf to Point State Park.
Our vision for the future of the confluence river room
Essential Projects in the Confluence River Room
The section of Manchester Gateway Park below the West End Bridge has a cathedral-like quality that will be perfect for artistic infrastructure like a hanging serpentine pedestrian path.
Landscape improvements to Manchester Gateway Park will help connect people to destinations deeper in the North Side of the Ohio.
Pier overlooks on the West End Bridge will allow people to take in the city views.
The West End Bridge can become more pedestrian friendly by widening the existing walkways.
In Saw Mill Run Gateway Park, industrial warehouses can be rejuvenated to house small businesses like food vendors, nonprofits, and artist studios.