PHOTOS: Veterans Memorial Bridge Tour

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CLEVELAND — Some potentially big news surrounds what’s become an exciting annual event in Cleveland.

Soon, people may be able to go through the underside of Veterans Memorial Bridge not just once a year, but possibly all the time.

Right now, the bridge and old subway station are only open one day a year for tours. Saturday, the bridge was open for the annual event.

But Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald said the 101-year-old structure is holding up remarkably well and has proven to be quite the attraction, drawing thousands on the day it’s open every year.

FitzGerald hinted that the area may soon be open on a more permanent basis.

“There are all kinds of suggestions. They talked about putting coffee shops in there, they talked about putting art galleries in there. Right now, there’s probably been about ten different proposals. We’ve got to figure out how we would we pay for it, how much would it cost, I think you’re going to see something a little more definite before the end of this year,” FitzGerald said.

Fitzgerald said the bridge may not be open all the time by year’s end, but a plan may be in place.

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