Story excerpt provided by The Buffalo News.
Written by The Buffalo News Staff.
Cleveland is getting ready for a contentious summer, but a little political squabbling via convention pales in comparison to the city’s more combative times.
Take 1836, when the Battle of the Bridge was still raging between Ohio City and Cleveland, over trade and revenue losses following the Columbus Street Bridge’s construction. Citizens took to the streets in a violent confrontation, threatening to blow up the bridge.
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Originally published July 3, 2016.