Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Walnut St. Bridge open
Span is first of five planned; FWW project on track for August
By Allen Howard
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The first piece of the $313 million reconfiguration of Fort Washington Way opened about 10:30 p.m. Monday, providing traffic flow over the Walnut Street Bridge to Levee Way.
This is the first of five bridges to be opened, connecting downtown Cincinnati to the Riverfront, said Jeff Wallace, spokesman for Parsons Brinckerhoff Ohio, lead consultant for the road project.
The Walnut Street Bridge replaces a temporary bridge used to move traffic from the Suspension Bridge to Third Street.
The new bridge carries two lanes of traffic each way.
It will introduce motor ists to a new route into downtown Cincinnati, Mr. Wallace said. Most all, the TANK (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky) buses will use the bridge.
The latest traffic engineering figures indicate that about 15,000 commuters will travel over the bridge daily. Eventually, the bridge will be one-way, going south.
Mr. Wallace said the Elm Street Bridge will be the next bridge to open, connecting the Riverfront to the central business district.
We don't have a specific date, but we are sure it will be opened before the Bengals' game on August 19, Mr. Wallace said.
He said the Vine, Race and Main street bridges will be opened in August, as they are completed.
The reconfigured Fort Washington Way, stretching from the Brent Spence Bridge to the Lytle Tunnel, is scheduled to be completed in August and will continue to connect Interstates 71 and 75.
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