Transformation Bridge

Transformation Bridge by Carlos “CALO” Rosa . Photo by Steve Weinik.

Project Images 

  • Mural paint day. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Mural paint day. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Transformation Bridge by Carlos “CALO” Rosa . Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Transformation Bridge by Carlos “CALO” Rosa . Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Mural dedication. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Mural dedication. Photo by Steve Weinik.

About the Project 

On the B Street Bridge in Kensington, this new mural from artist Carlos “CALO” Rosa reflects the hopes and traditions of the community, mixing lively colors and shapes with floral patterns to create a bright passageway from Gurney Street to Tusculum Street. The mural is also a metaphor for the connection between past and present, a theme that came up in discussions with local seniors.

Transformation Bridge was painted with the help of the Restorative Justice YVRP Guild and members of the community, and is part of a larger body of work in Kensington. The neighborhood around the bridge has persevered through challenging times with great strength and resilience, driven by a collaborative and empathetic spirit.

Sponsors and Partners 

HACE
Impact Services
The City of Philadelphia Managing Director’s Office and CLIP