Broadway Bridge getting covered in yarn

Broadway Bridge getting covered in yarn

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 9:52 AM

PORTLAND – The Broadway Bridge in Portland will turn 100 next month and volunteers have come up with a creative way to honor it.

The volunteers have been knitting a huge banner to drape over the bridge. This practice is sometimes called “yarn bombing” and usually involves covering an object like a sign in yarn.

In this case, organizers hope to cover one whole side of the Broadway Bridge with their knitting handiwork. So far, 150 volunteers helped create one banner made of yarn that’s already the city's largest knitted art installation in history.

The project will end with a block party on August 10, to celebrate the 100th anniversary.

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