Community Bridge Mural
S. Carroll St. between E. Patrick St. & E. All Saints Sts. Frederick, MD 21701
Open 24 hours
Award-winning mural depicting the spirit of the community. This project forever transformed a concrete bridge into an illusion of an old, ivy-covered stone bridge.After generating over 1,000 responses to his question, “What object represents the spirit of community to you?” nationally-known artist William Cochran incorporated their ideas in the form of 180 unique images and symbols from a chameleon to the Big Dipper constellation.
Utilizing the trompe l’oeil style (meaning “that which fools the eye”) of painted “carvings,” Cochran transformed a once simple Carroll Street Bridge into the illusion of an meticulously carved, ivy-covered stone bridge.
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The story of the Community Bridge Mural can be seen on Youtube, the video is used regularly by the U.S State Department in Iraq and elsewhere as an example os successful creative community-building.