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Sidaway Bridge nominated for landmark status, raising hopes for redevelopment and green space

With approval from the Cleveland City Planning Commission, the Sidaway Bridge, which has been closed since the 1966 Hough Riots, is one step closer to becoming a Cleveland landmark. In October, the bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Advocates hope the recognition will spur improvements to the bridge and the land around it.

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Sculpture Center show by Black artists helps Cleveland remember ‘forgotten’ neighborhoods

Artist Shani Richards is part of a movement to revitalize the Sidaway Bridge. With her work in “Crossroads: Still We Rise,” a new exhibition at The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, she hopes to draw new attention to the structure. “Crossroads,” the first in a series of related exhibitions, features 11 other artists, each of whom also hopes to unveil a forgotten corner of Cleveland and push for its revival.

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