(Cleveland) - The new Westbound I-90 Innerbelt Bridge is scheduled to partially open to downtown traffic this weekend.

This will be the first in a series of traffic changes that will open the new bridge in it’s entirely by late November.

Attending the dedication and ribbon cutting was Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor. The new I-90 Innerbelt Bridge was dedicated in honor of former U.S. Senator George Voinovich.

Voinovich and Taylor took a ceremonial drive across the new bridge in a 1960's Ford Galaxy, built with the original Innerbelt Bridge was constructed. It will be torn down.

Also on hand were Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; State Senator Tom Patton; State Senator Shirley Smith; State Representative Bill Patmon; Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman; and ODOT Director Jerry Wray.

There was a public bridge preview from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with downtown commuters coming by to tour the new structure. Followed by the dedication and ribbon cutting from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The event will took place on the Ontario Street entrance ramp to the new Westbound Innerbelt Bridge.

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(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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