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Bridge closure forces weekly Party on the Purple gathering to move

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Posted at 6:37 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 18:37:48-04

NEWPORT, Ky. — Tuesday’s closure of the Purple People Bridge after a report of a falling stone forced the weekly Party on the Purple event to change locations.

The party, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, was moved to Newport’s Festival park — the area between the Taylor Southgate Bridge and the Purple People Bridge along the riverfront.

The bridge will be temporarily closed to traffic pending a review of its structural integrity.