Fernando Palazuelo successfully bridging tie and cargo pants [Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]
Like Michigan Central Station or Kid Rock, the Packard Plant bridge is an inescapable icon of Detroit decay. So when the Packard Plant Project posted a blurry Facebook photo that seemed to show a significantly improved bridge (what it called "the beginning of the restoration of the iconic bridge"), we sent photographers over to investigate. Alas, it was too good to be true. The windowless bridge had merely been masked with a plastic rendering. Also spotted: Packard Plant owner Fernando Palazuelo proudly snapping a selfie.
UPDATE: According to the Packard Plant Project, the banners are also "a mesh overlay that along with the wooden cap on the cornice secures the pieces falling into the street."