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Sidaway Bridge inches closer to landmark status

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Feb 07, 2023

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.

RELATED: Cleveland city officials want long-neglected Sidaway Bridge designated as historic landmark

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:

This bridge has a story to tell

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