Pursuit of downtown pedestrian bridge to Cleveland's lakefront resumes

A long-discussed pedestrian bridge that would link the Cleveland's new downtown convention center with the lakefront is being pursued once again following the project's failure to win a federal transportation grant in September.

The bridge is a key piece in a $350 million downtown development plan Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced last June. Although  a financing package for the project, has not been assembled, the two have submitted a cooperative agreement for the planned convention center hotel that includes a financial commitment from each government for the bridge. The hotel would be built adjacent to the convention center and Global Center for Health Innovation, on the site of the recently vacated county administration building.


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