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Cleveland group wants shortcut in Cuyahoga River
Shortcut could benefit ships, new casino
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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The Flats Oxbow Association wants engineers to dig a shortcut in the Cuyahoga River so ships can avoid Collision Bend and the casino can have some extra room.
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A community development group in Cleveland is trying to give an old idea new life that it thinks will benefit the city’s coming casino and the shipping industry that relies on the Cuyahoga River. The Flats Oxbow Association wants engineers to dig a new channel for freighters and other commercial ships. It would be a shortcut so the ships would no longer need to navigate Collision Bend near Tower City and the site of the new casino. Executive Director Tom Newman says the plan would maintain the bend which could also help a third party – the environment.
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Casino developer Dan Gilbert has tentatively proposed extending casino parking out into the river bend, a plan shippers are protesting.


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