3 more Trumbull bridges to be named for veterans in late October
Trumbull County soon will have six bridges named for military veterans, which officials say are among the most in the state.
County commissioners on Wednesday agreed with officials in Niles, Howland and Warren on naming bridges for Vietnam veterans, Korean War veterans and female veterans.
Ceremonies will take place Oct. 29 and 30 to officially rename them.
Local veteran Bob Marino Sr. of Niles said he is especially proud of the renaming of a bridge in Warren the Women Veterans Bridge because women “were the unsung heroes of all of the wars.”
The first renaming will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at Up A Creek Tavern in Howland, close to a bridge along East Market Street that will be named for Vietnam veterans.
At 1 p.m. that day, a bridge along East Park Avenue in Niles will be renamed for Korean War veterans. And at 2 p.m. Oct. 30, the West Market Street Bridge in downtown Warren will be named the Women Veterans Bridge.
The trustees in Howland and city councils in Niles and Warren previously approved resolutions supporting the new names.
Marino, veterans affairs liaison for the 63rd House District represented by Democrat Sean O’Brien of Bazetta, said the renamings were the idea of several local veterans.
Two other Niles bridges were named for veterans last year, one for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans along state Route 46 in Niles and one for Persian Gulf veterans on Robbins Avenue in Niles. About five years ago, the name Veterans Memorial Bridge was given to a bridge on Federal Street in Niles.