Third Avenue Bridge to be renamed after former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton

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Minneapolis will pay a tribute to former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton this fall by renaming a city bridge after her, news sources reported.

Mayor R.T. Rybak announced the plan to rename the Third Avenue South Bridge over I-94 on Thursday, according to MinnPost.

Rybak said the bridge will also be renovated, which will include a display of a new piece of artwork, CBS News Minnesota reported.

Belton was the first female and the first African-American to serve as the mayor of Minneapolis, according to CBS News Minnesota.

"Rededicating this iconic Minneapolis landmark the Sharon Sayles Belton Bridge is a fitting tribute to our former mayor, who was, and continues to be, a bridge builder on so many levels," Mayor Rybak said in his announcement Thursday, as reported by MinnPost.

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