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Dedication Ceremony Tomorrow of Quentin P. Smith Bridge

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A dedication ceremony of the Quentin P. Smith Tuskegee Airman Memorial Bridge will be held tomorrow afternoon in Gary. Members of the Smith family will be present, along with numerous civic and business leaders from Gary and Northwest Indiana. The bridge dedication is part of the Gary/Chicago International Aiport's 166-million dollar expansion project. Officials report the new 11-point-six million dollar Airport Road overpass in Gary is now open to one lane of traffic in each direction, with all four lanes anticipated to be opened by July. The dedication takes place at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, at the Gary/Chicago International Aiport Administration Building. Quentin Smith was a long-time Gary native, World War II hero, member of the renowned Tuskegee Airmen, educator, and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal.
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