Every year I see the admiration for the bridge. Why, it is ugly. With all the art students in the area, an effort to cover up the bare steel (functional it may be) could be made. The structure could at reasonable cost be covered and decorated at least like a mine elevator, flag designs could be used
I am not here to design it, have been a designer most of my working life, rather give that project, political as it may be, to students at your schools. Perhaps a contest to start it going? Finland for example has a reputation of architectural design, perhaps top in this world. Ideas I may have are available at request.