Newport officials this week announced the city’s approval of a contract with Woolpert Engineering to create a pedestrian bridge from the foot of the Taylor-Southgate Bridge to the floodwall on the Northern Kentucky side.
The announcement marks the latest development in NKY’s Riverfront Commons project – a planned 11-mile trail that will eventually connect Ft. Thomas to Ludlow and cost a total of $1.65 million.
Another related project on the Bellevue-Newport border, Taylor Creek Overlook Park, will continue this summer. In addition to tying into the overarching Riverfront Commons plans, the two projects will do much to increase walkability between the neighboring cities.
“Ultimately, we want sidewalks to Bellevue,” said Newport City Manager Tom Fromme.
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