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28th St. & Division train bridges painted

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Well, I drove through there today and even though they've been painted a dull grey, they look much better than they did. I don't know whatever happened to the colorful graphics that were going to have "Welcome to Grand Rapids" and "Welcome to Wyoming."

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Kentwood Advance had a rendering of the whole thing with a proposed rail transit station and some really nice lanscaping on the NW side of the intersection. Anyone remember this project?

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Looks like they started painting the graphics on the bridges today. Looks pretty cool.

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I drove under the bridge going Westbound 28th yesterday and thought, "oh that logo." And I noticed that they didn't add a surface to the steel edging so now it looks distorted. Minus the distortion, it look neat.

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was driving by and noticed they painted wyoming on both sides why is that? Shouldnt one side be Grand Rapids then the other be wyoming?

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The 28th street crossing is painted with City of Wyoming propoganda on the West and East bound sides of the tracks.

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The one on Division is blank on both sides.

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I was thinking the same when I passed by it on monday. o_o

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yeah someone made a big boo boo.. No offense to the ppl of wyoming but id never wanna live there kentwood and the rest are all fine to me but for some reason just have never had a desire to move to wyoming,

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Which is it? :D

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Now that's funny.

Wy-Man: he's taking over!

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yeah, I thought they were going to paint it to read "Grand Rapids" going East and North, and "Wyoming" going West and South

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yeah, I thought they were going to paint it to read "Grand Rapids" going East and North, and "Wyoming" going West and South

Now *THAT* would've been the obvious choice.

OK - who's the idiot that OK'd the painting the way it took place. Unless of course the other bridge will have GR related paintings on both sides. In which case -- W T F ? ? ?

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yeah, I thought they were going to paint it to read "Grand Rapids" going East and North, and "Wyoming" going West and South

Maybe Wyoming is going to Annex part of GR.. :P:blink:

I wondered that too.. on the other side (east) it says "Welcome" in the green part, It'll be interesting to see if they paint it the same way on the west side... that would be funny

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The 28th street crossing is painted with City of Wyoming propoganda on the West and East bound sides of the tracks.

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I would think by definition that is a billboard.

If anyone else had asked for the same thing it would have been denied without discussion.

I'm all for public art and cleaning up eyesores, but that's not art, it's advertising.

Beyond the Wyoming logo at the entrance to Grand Rapids, how does government get away with such advertising?

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why is WWWyoming using a wavy W when its city limits never even reach the grand river???

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why is WWWyoming using a wavy W when its city limits never even reach the grand river???

I believe Wyoming borders the Grand for a short stretch at Indian Mounds Dr.

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Maybe Wyoming is going to Annex part of GR.. :P:blink:

I wondered that too.. on the other side (east) it says "Welcome" in the green part, It'll be interesting to see if they paint it the same way on the west side... that would be funny

It will say 'Thanks for visiting" on the west side.

Likewise, the Division bridge will say "Welcome to Grand Rapids" on one side and "Thanks for visiting Grand Rapids" on the other.

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At least the logo looks better than starring at blank slab of steel. Maybe Grand Rapids will paint its logo on the Division overpass.

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I much prefer this stylised logo over the old one that we are all used to:

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This situation could have been much worse.

I don't really think the WWW is ment to be wavey like water, but like hills and valleys.

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Both bridges need a flat facade, kind of like the bridge near the airport with Chessie on it.

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Hmm I like that design, although I fear it may be something a bit more boring like the Wyoming one.

Although quick thought... with the way they're going, having Wyoming in big letters on both sides of 28th st., and grand rapids on both sides of division, it's almost as though GR is disassociating itself with its stretch of 28th... anybody who travels down 28th in any direction will see "Wyoming" and think it, while anybody who travels down division will think GR as they head towards the more urban-style (not completely, but probably the closest to it south of 28th) neighbourhood of 44th & Division or towards GR itself.

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Both bridges need a flat facade, kind of like the bridge near the airport with Chessie on it.

I hope that bridge never gets repainted. Its a welcome sign to the Airport :D I know its an old defunct railroad, but thats what makes it so neat to see :D

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The Grand Rapids mural was painted just this week. The Wyoming mural on the 28th st. bridge was painted with a welcome and thanks for visiting message.

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