Van White

A bridge to overcome barriers

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BRYN MAWR — It wasn’t just a physical link between neighborhoods created when an extension of Van White Memorial Boulevard opened in August.

For many who attended the Aug. 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony on the longer of the street’s two new bridges — a 600-foot span crossing a BNSF Railway line and the Cedar Lake Trail — the opening was also a step in overcoming longstanding racial and economic divisions between north and south Minneapolis.

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