The Saginaw City Council unanimously approved the Henry Marsh Bridge-Cement Sky Project Monday, November 4.

Annette Rummel, CEO of the Great Lakes Bay Region and Convention and Visitors Bureau and Ann Doyle of Lead Travel Tech have been working on the Henry Marsh Bridge-Cement Sky project for two years. The goal is to paint a mural of former Saginaw Mayor Henry Marsh under the overpass of the bridge to create a better introduction of Saginaw. In 1967 Henry Marsh became Saginaw’s first African-American mayor.

Rummel and Doyle believe the project will make more residents of Saginaw want to experience the downtown. The project is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2020.