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Upper River Bridge slated for demolition


Published on Oct. 12, 2018 | Updated Oct. 14, 2018 2:03 a. m.



The main span of the Upper River Bridge was designed to pivot to allow tall-masted ships to pass, but it is not believed to have ever opened for that purpose after its construction in 1902.


Bridges rarely come up for sale, but this one the Wood County Port Authority couldn’t even give away.

Instead, the former Upper River Bridge that carried the Toledo Terminal Railroad over the Maumee River between Perrysburg Township and South Toledo is slated for demolition starting Monday, with just a few key components to be saved to preserve its history.


“Not even a nibble,” Rex Huffman, the port authority’s legal counsel, said Friday. “I have not been made aware of any offers for that bridge.”



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Free lunchtime parking in downtown Toledo could be on its way out


Free lunchtime parking in downtown Toledo could be on gone in the near future.


It's a perk that's been around for three decades but city leaders say those coins could be put to good use.

But some downtown businesses have a different opinion.


"I definitely think that taking away the 11:00 to 2:00 [free] lunchtime parking is not a good idea and it will impact the restaurants especially," said Kim McKnight, Ye Olde Durty Bird manager.


City officials say the free parking has been around since 1986, but it's time for a change.


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TPS sells downtown building to ProMedica




BRI'ON WHITESIDE Blade Staff Writer MAR 26, 2019 8:34 PM


The Toledo Board of Education Tuesday sold Toledo’s historic former post office to ProMedica Health Systems, the latest in a string of purchases of downtown buildings by the regional healthcare giant.


It’s unclear what purpose ProMedica has in mind for the Jefferson Center — built in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 as the Old Central Post Office. ProMedica spokesman Tausha Moore said in a statement the specific plans for the center still remain uncertain.


“We would propose to purchase the building in order to save this historic structure,” she said. “The building will qualify for historic tax credits, which would be a strong incentive for redevelopment.”




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