Cleveland City Council's Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee approved one of the last hurdles officials have had to jump through to make the city's Sidaway Bridge a landmark.
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Prior to today's decision, the city's Landmark Commission voted unanimously to have the bridge recognized.
It's something Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Ward 5 Councilman Richard Starr—whose ward the bridge is located in—and several community organizations have been working towards since News 5 originally reported on the structure's historic significance in 2020.
The final vote for its landmark status will be during the city council meeting next week on Feb. 13.
RELATED: Sidaway Bridge once connected Black and white neighborhoods. Now it connects us to the past.
For half a century, the Sidaway Bridge has been a solemn reminder of Cleveland's segregated history. You can watch more about its cultural and historical significance in the player below:
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