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New Pedestrian Bridge in Covington is Now Open

The Eleventh Street Bridge in Covington is reopened to pedestrians, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - District 6 Office announced Monday.

The former span, which connects two sections of 11th St. between Russell Street and Madison Avenue over CSX Railroad tracks, was demolished and a new bridge was installed.

The former bridge accommodated vehicular traffic but was closed in 2013 due to deteriorating conditions. The new span, a $777,000 project, is for pedestrians only.

Pedestrian access on the old bridge remained in tact until March of this year when work on the new span began.

The new 12-foot-wide pedestrian bridge was constructed in the same space that the previous bridges occupied. 

The new span will provide a safer connection for neighborhoods, KYTC said.

-Staff report