COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) -- An iconic bridge leading into a central Indiana city is being named in honor of the mayor who pushed for its unique design.
Gov. Mike Pence signed an executive order authorizing the Indiana 46 bridge over the East Fork White River after former Columbus Mayor Robert Stewart.
City Councilman Frank Jerome tells The Republic that Stewart was at the forefront of having the bridge built in 1999 with its distinctive red steel arches and dark gray cables. It is similar to the Interstate 65 bridge at its interchange near Columbus.
Officials sought the unique bridge as an entryway to the city known for numerous buildings designed by world-renowned architects.