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New airport bridge in Gary named for Tuskegee Airman

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wils(from right) QuentP. Smith Jr. Roosevelt Allen Nate Williams smile as they unveil sign during dedicaticeremony name

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, (from right), Quentin P. Smith, Jr., Roosevelt Allen, and Nate Williams smile as they unveil the sign during a dedication ceremony to name the Airport Road overpass bridge for Tuskegee Airman and Gary icon Quentin P. Smith at the Gary/Chicago International Airport administration building in Gary, Ind. Friday May 10, 2013. City officials, dignitaries and Smith's family presented the sign naming the bridge the Quentin P. Smith Tuskegee Airman Memorial Bridge. The opening of the new bridge is an important step in the airport's $166 million expansion project. | Stephanie Dowell~Post-Tribune

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City officials, dignitaries and family members dedicated a new bridge Friday at Gary/Chicago International Airport and named it in honor of World War II Tuskegee Airman and Gary icon Quentin P. Smith. The opening of the bridge is seen as a vital step in the airport’s $166 million expansion.



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