Binghamton City Council is looking to change the name of the pedestrian bridge that links the downtown district to the southside.

Council has approved renaming the South Washington Street Bridge as the Colonel David Ireland/ 137th New York Voluntary Infantry Memorial Bridge, in honor of Southern Tier Civil War soldiers.

Union Army soldiers were trained at Camp Susquehanna, which was located in what is now a portion of the soutside of the City of Binghamton on Conklin Avenue and west of Telegraph Street.

Supporters are hoping the bridge can get its new name and plaque in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg July 1st.

Private funds are still being raised to pay for new signage for the span.