Pedestrian bridge to be dedicated to former mayor - WRBL

Pedestrian bridge to be dedicated to former mayor

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What used to be the 14th Street Bridge will be formally dedicated in October bearing the name of a former mayor.

The Frank K. Martin Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon Cutting and dedication ceremony is planned for Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:30 am.

Parking will be available in the large lot at the end of Front Avenue as well as downtown streets.

Frank Martin, a prominent attorney and mayor from 1991 until 1994 died August 8, 2012 of pancreatic cancer.

As mayor, Frank Martin pushed for a one percent sales tax to pay for various projects, such as the public safety building, and a civic center.

Even after his term was up, Martin was instrumental in securing an Olympic venue in Columbus for the 1996 summer games. The South Commons area was transformed into Olympic caliber softball fields for the world to watch follow every pitch of the summer games.


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