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Music Hall pedestrian bridge likely not reopening with venue

(Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer) (Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Music Hall is set to reopen October 6 in Over-the-Rhine but a pedestrian bridge connecting a popular parking garage for the venue will likely not open in time.

City inspectors recently deemed the bridge unsound and the City is currently in the process of demolishing the bridge that connects Town Center Garage to the venue.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in a City memo, City Manager Harry Black said the replacement bridge would cost between $2 to $3.3 million and there is not enough money in the 2018 budget to pay for the construction.

With no solution in sight and Music Hall opening the first weekend in October, a shuttle from the garage to the main entrance is what's temporarily being proposed.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra officials released a statement saying, "The CSO continues to advocate that the pedestrian bridge connecting the Town Center Garage to Music Hall be retained with necessary repairs or replacement."

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