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The road gives its name to the Ridge Street neighborhood and the Ridge Street Architectural Design Control District.
The bridge that crosses the rail-line was upgraded in the 1980's. A Ridge Street Bridge Design Committee helped oversee its design. The design resulted in the closure of Garrett Street to Ridge Street. 
- Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, September 19, 1988.