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Cleveland Planning 'Iconic' Bridge to Connect Downtown and Lakefront

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are pushing ahead with an ambitious plan for a pedestrian and bike connection between downtown Cleveland and the lakefront.
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"Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Group Plan Commission have formally launched the process of creating a long-desired pedestrian walkway to North Coast Harbor," reports Steven Litt.

"According to the document, the partners hope to have a preliminary design for the walkway bridge by Feb. 13, 2015. The goal is to finish construction by the spring of 2016, in time for the anticipated Republican National Convention in Cleveland."

Litt employs a powerful metaphor to describe the potential of the project: "It has been a holy grail of Cleveland city planners for decades to create a stronger connection between the lakefront and downtown, which are separated by nearly a quarter-mile of roads and railroads, not to mention a 70-foot drop in elevation from downtown to the water's edge."

Full Story: Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Group Plan Commission launch search for firm to design walkway from downtown to lakefront

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