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Third Street Star Bridge

llluminating Love, Life, & Art in Downtown Bay City est. 2016


The Story of a Bridge

It was a small swing bridge constructed in the late 1800s for the practical purpose of finally connecting the East and West sides of the city. Yet, the Third Street Bridge took on a greater purpose as it became a symbol for Bay City -- one that represented life and connection! Our long-time residents testify that the city changed on that day in 1976 when the bridge collapsed, severing the business district and forcing store closure.

The Third Street Bridge is finally symbolically reconnected as The Midland Street Light Project went live on Friday, May 12th!

Now, 40 years later, Third Street is once again infusing more life into our ever-evolving downtown.

A Star for
Honoring & Remembering

A permanent public monument to those who have lit the way for us will be an inherent aspect of this meeting place. Honor or memorialize a person of light from your life with an engraved commemorative star prominently displayed on the exterior of the buildings lining the Third Street Star Bridge. $100 per name.



The Star Bridge is an outdoor visual experience, both to spark your imagination and celebrate life -- our lives and those who have impacted them!


Think ambiance. Think outdoor dining. Think live music. Surround yourself with the people you love under the evening lights of the Third Street Star Bridge.


A project with heart! Illuminating LOVE, LIFE, & ART in the historic heart of Downtown Bay City.

Feet on the Street

113 3rd Street, Bay City, Michigan

Join us under the Third Street Star Bridge and enjoy our outdoor seating and local restaurants. Located on 3rd street between Saginaw Street and Water Street, the Star Bridge adds to the atmosphere of our community gathering space.

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Cosmic Pink

Special Thanks

Golden Gallery

City of Bay City

Clements Electric

Peter Hardy - Bay City Yoga

Bill Dore - Kawkawlin Stone

Downtown Bay City Management Board

Mete Olgac - Jake's Bar

Scott McIntyre - 3rd Street Property Owner
Tim Banaszak - 3rd Street Property Owner

Bill & Elaine Fournier - 3rd Street Property Owner

Max Holman - Bay Cast Inc

Chris Fisher - Website Designer, Image Matters Creative Design

Downtown Development Authority

Trevor Edmonds, Mural Artist "A Talk With Nature"

Paolo Pedini, Mural Artist "Greek God as Astronaut"

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