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Monday, August 15, 2016

Construction on new bridge on Waterworks Road to begin August 22

Waterworks Road in Fort Thomas. FTM file. 
Construction on a new bridge over Taylor Creek on Waterworks Road (CS 1193) in Newport, Kentucky will begin August 22.

“The new bridge and approaches will be constructed to current standards that will provide better mobility for the motorists who travel this roadway,” said Rob Hans, chief district engineer for KYTC District 6.

The old structure was closed to traffic in February of this year after an inspection detected significant deterioration.

RELATED: Waterworks Bridge Closed, Starting Now (February 2016)

John R. Jurgensen Co. and Subsidiary of Cincinnati, Ohio was awarded the low bid contract for $973,000. The anticipated completion date is December 2016.

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Also, Fort Thomas Matters published an update on the Memorial Parkway bridge project yesterday.

RELATED: Memorial Parkway Bridge Project Pushed Back. 

Spokesperson, Nancy Wood, fine tuned some timelines since that report.

"The completion of the bridge for Memorial Parkway over I-471 will be slightly delayed with the estimated re-opening targeted for August 20th but not later than August 25th," she said.

She said that during the work, crews found more work needed than was originally anticipated to connect the bridge expansion spans.

"Crews found that there was greater damage to the pavement on the bridge approaches and a few yards of approach pavement were removed and replaced and the time needed for that concrete to cure extended the opening," said Wood.

The cost for the sidewalk construction was $527,000.


  1. I'm counting down the days until Memorial is reopened!

  2. wow! FINALLY a start date for the Waterworks bridge and an end date for Memorial Pkwy bridge. We live off of Waterworks in Ft. Thomas and have been stuck using the two roads (Kyles Ln or Waterworks Rd thru Ft. thomas) for months. both are in terrible condition so that both of our cars now need front end alignments for the rough pavement. Cannot wait for completion! thank you. :)

  3. Hopefully Waterworks will be repaved with the bridge repairs. My car needs a new front end alignment driving on Waterworks to get to Kyles Lane and from driving on Kyles Lane. I would like some of my Ft. Thomas tax dollars to go towards other things besides the schools.