A hotel and entertainment complex may be coming to the Purple People Bridge

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Plans may be in the works to put restaurants and a multi-million dollar hotel on the Purple People Bridge.

Wally Pagan, the president of the Newport Southbank Bridge company said they've been working on this project for over a year. It could be worth over $50 million by the time its finished.

Pagan said construction wont begin until 2012 because of certain issues that need to be worked out as well as additional research.

If the project is completed, it will be the first of its kind in the U.S.