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Hope Memorial Bridge, Cleveland

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Hope Memorial Bridge (formerly the Lorain–Carnegie Bridge) is a 5,865-foot-long (1,788 m) art deco truss bridge crossing the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. The bridge connects Lorain Avenue on Cleveland's west side and Carnegie Avenue on the east side, terminating just short of Progressive Field. Pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the "Guardians of Traffic" – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.
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  • Since living in Cleveland, I always wanted to see the "Guardians" up close. Back then they were so black from the steel mills below that most residence did not even notice that they were there. 39.....  more »
  • You must walk this bridge and actually look at the above columns. They each have a didn't design that represents transportation. Part of Cleveland history.  more »
  • This is what the people of Cleveland Ohio would like you to see when you are in town . The amazing story about how they built the bridge to where the bridge area leads you . East side or west side to even more under the bridge . You will have a lot to do . From Walking to Biking and riding on the bus or rapid transit train, which can be done in a day . Planning your trip is important . Asking questions is important also . Consult your conseare if you are in one of the areas hotels . If you are a local resident, get some pictures of your own city to see why you live here . This bridge will allow you to see the gleaming buildings and the glimpse of Lake Erie .
  • I had read about this bridge and some pictures and so I had to check it out. We were going through Cleveland and so we took a short detour off of I 90. There was so little traffic on the bridge that I was able to just get out and walk while my wife moved the car along. For pictures come in the early morning or in the late afternoon when the shadows on the sculptures are best.

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