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Online petition started to name downtown bridge after Thomas Melton

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - With the deck of the downtown bridge now complete across the Ohio River, the race to name it is ramping up. Could we have the Minton and the Merton?

Thomas Merton was one of four Americans mentioned by Pope Francis in his historic speech to Congress.

Now, the library named after Merton at Bellarmine has an online petition to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to name the bridge the Thomas Merton Bridge.

When it comes to the trappist monk whose books have been published in more than 30 languages, the group says dialogue builds bridges.

To promote the campaign, they're using the hastag #MertonBridge.

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