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Work continues on Pete Rose Way Pedestrian Bridge

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The new Pete Rose Way Pedestrian Bridge took a big step forward Wednesday when crews installed a 151-foot piece of the bridge. 

The bridge will cross over Pete Rose Way between U.S. Bank Arena and Great American Ball Park (GABP). Not only will the bridge enhance pedestrian safety, but it will also have an impact on local businesses.

"It's important to get people up to the plaza level to get people where they want to go as quickly and safely as possible," said City of Cincinnati Senior Engineer Jared McFadden. 

The pedestrian bridge will help car traffic flow on Pete Rose Way after events at U.S. Bank Arena and GABP.

The project is also adding parking downtown.

"We are doing a 125-space parking lot in what we call the dumbo lot, underneath the Fort Washington Way/2nd Street area," said McFadden. 

The bridge and the additional parking is good news for U.S. Bank Arena.

"This pedestrian bridge gives people another option to walk from their downtown office and come purchase a ticket. It does make it a lot easier for people," said Ian Bolender, marketing director at U.S. Bank Arena.

The bridge has a price tag of $1.5 million and is being funded jointly by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pete Rose Way will be closed until Friday afternoon. The street will close again near the pedestrian bridge during the week of August 12th for more construction work.

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