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Glass City Skyway Memorial Dedication

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Tribute Memorial Park recognizes the people who contributed to the massive Glass City Skyway bridge project and honors those who were injured and killed during its construction. The five who lost their lives where Andrew Burris, Arden Clark II, Robert Lipinski, Michael Moreau, and Michael Phillips.

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A pair of shoes are left near a bench and bricks dedicated to Michael Phillips at Tribute Memorial Park. Phillips was among five killed during construction.

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A bell is rung for those killed in the bridge project during a dedication for Tribute Memorial Park.

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David Meegan plays Amazing Grace on the bagpipes during a dedication for Tribute Memorial Park.

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The Rev. Kenneth A. Burris, grandfather of Andrew Burris, stands as the names of Andrew and the four others killed during the construction of Glass City Skyway are read during a dedication for Tribute Memorial Park.

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Shonna Burris, wife of Andrew Burris who was killed during the bridge project, wipes away a tear during a dedication for Tribute Memorial Park.

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A crowd prays Thursday at the dedication of Tribute Memorial Park, which honors those who contributed to the construction of Glass City Skyway and honors those who were injured and killed in the project.

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Joe Blaze III, of Ironworkers Local 55, speaks during a dedication for Tribute Memorial Park. Five men were killed during the building of the Glass City Skyway bridge over the Maumee River.

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Artist Evan Lewis, speaking during the dedication for Tribute Memorial Park, designed the park's centerpiece sculpture. He designed the kinetic metal piece atop four concrete columns to help the park be "a place of repose."

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U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D.,Toledo) speaks at the Tribute Memorial Park dedication in Toledo. She said trade workers risk their lives every day and described the Glass City Skyway as a "great civic cathedral" to the families of the five workers who were killed during its construction.

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People view a sculpture by artist Evan Lewis at Tribute Memorial Park, which honors those who worked on the Glass City Skyway, including those who were injured and five men who died. The metal artwork sits atop concrete four columns and has arms attached to eight propellers that spin in the wind.

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