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Crews to install pedestrian bridge in Newport

Updated: Jan. 9, 2021 at 1:14 PM EST
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NEWPORT, Ky. (FOX19) - Construction crews from Corporex and Prus Construction companies began installing a pedestrian bridge in Newport on Saturday.

Officials with the Corporex Company say the bridge will sit over KY-8. It will connect a parking garage and Ovation Concert Venue with the next phase of construction which will include condos, office spaces, retail and a hotel.

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This phase of the construction is part of a bigger plan on a 25-acre site along the Licking and Ohio Rivers.

Crews also designed the bridge with safety in mind to keep future concertgoers off the street as they travel across the highway.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a portion of KY-8 is closed until 6 p.m.

Crews will put the bridge in place sometime between 10 a.m. and noon.

The public can watch safely from a distance.

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