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A picture of the new David Oluwale bridge in Leeds taken in the evening with the lights lit up on the bridge


Newly opened David Oluwale Bridge links city’s past, present and future

A stunning new bridge honouring the legacy of a man who died after being racially harassed has been officially opened in Leeds.

The David Oluwale Bridge was today hailed as a symbolic link between the city’s past, present and future as a ceremony marked work on the landmark project being formally completed.

Spanning the River Aire between Sovereign Street and Water Lane, the bridge, which will be illuminated every night, has been named in honour of David Oluwale, who travelled to the UK from Nigeria and was targeted because of his mental health, homelessness and race.

The project to create a bridge in his memory has been a long-term partnership project between Leeds City Council, the David Oluwale Memorial Association (DOMA) and key stakeholders across the city.

Find out more about the project here.