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.