Covered by Documenters Juice McKenna, Christina Easter and Tina Scott
What happened: The Cleveland City Planning Commission signed off on designating the Sidaway Bridge a Cleveland landmark. Cleveland City Council has final say over city landmark designations and still must approve the legislation. The Sidaway Bridge is a pedestrian foot bridge that rises above a wooded area off of Kinsman Road and the Opportunity Corridor. An unknown person set some of the bridge on fire and removed planks during the Hough Riots in 1966, disconnecting a mostly Black neighborhood and a mostly white one. The city, which owns the bridge, never repaired it.
One less barrier to Public Square bollards: Plans to remove jersey barriers at Public Square and replace them with bollards took a step forward. The commission gave conceptual approval to the plans with conditions. Commission members questioned the number and spacing of the proposed bollards. Signal Cleveland’s Nick Castele has more on the project.
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Signal Cleveland’s Gennifer Harding-Gosnell took a close look at the Sidaway Bridge last summer. Check out her Twitter thread.