[10 photos] My trek today took me across (and back) the Hope-Memorial Bridge, which connects Ohio City with Downtown Cleveland over the Cuyahoga River. The bridge was completed in 1932, renovated in the 1980s, and renamed in honor of William Henry Hope, a local stonemason that worked on the bridge and father of Bob Hope. The most notable features of the bridge are the Lords of Transportation (aka Guardians of Traffic). Each of the four large, stone pylons have two sculptures of a figure holding a vehicle. The vehicles held by the sculptures range from a covered wagon to motorized trucks hauling industrial materials which showcase the progress in transportation and industrial development in the United States. The Guardians of Traffic were designed by Frank Walker and created by Henry Hering.