Dublin's pedestrian bridge across the Scioto River might not be completed until a little bit later than originally projected.

The city initially had predicted the bridge would be completed by summer 2019, but the projection now is in the fall, said Megan O'Callaghan, Dublin's public works director.

The reason for the potential delay in completion is because of structural steel fabrication and cable system procurement are taking a bit longer than originally planned, O'Callaghan said.

Whereas some work on the bridge will continue through the winter, remaining concrete work will resume in the late winter or early spring when warmer temperatures arrive, O'Callaghan said.

The bridge is about 60 percent complete, she said. The central tower was finished at the end of August.

Dublin has a bridge construction contract for $22.6 million with the Kokosing Construction Co., O'Callaghan said.

When complete, the S-curve suspension bridge will be 760 feet long. Of that length, the suspended portion of the bridge will measure 500 feet, she said.

The finished bridge would allow pedestrians to access both banks of the river and help unify the economic vitality of the Historic District and the Bridge Street District, said Rick Gerber, president of the Historic Dublin Business Association.

Ted Orr, director of development experience with Bridge Park developer Crawford Hoying, said the company is excited for the bridge to open to the public.

"This extraordinary feature will connect both sides of the river, ultimately resulting in a one-of-a-kind downtown experience for the Dublin community and visitors alike to enjoy," he said.

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