Purple People Bridge Company and Baynum Painting team up for special painting, Boom on the Bridge event

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Purple People Bridge and to promote efforts to repaint the bridge, crews from Newport-based Baynum Painting were on the bridge this week painting the entrance arch on the Newport side of the bridge.

“We are extremely delighted that Baynum Solutions is sponsoring our annual fundraiser, Boom on the Bridge, by repainting the entrance arch on the Newport side of the bridge.

“Our repainting efforts have been underway for nearly 6 years now and we believe this new addition will help generate the excitement and momentum needed to finally raise the $1.5 million needed to paint the entire bridge. .” said Will Weber, president of the Purple People Bridge Company.

To add to the excitement, Baynum and the Bridge Company have developed their own shade of purple, aptly named “Purple People Bridge Purple”.

In 2016, Baynum Solutions (formerly Baynum Painting) provided various paint samples at the entrance to test the shades of purple over time as well as the type of paint products.

The bridge – which connects downtown Newport and Cincinnati over the Ohio River – also celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and prepares to host its annual fundraiser, Boom on the Bridge, during the Western & Southern fireworks display. / WEBN from September 4. .

A few tickets are still available and can be purchased here.

The Whammies will provide entertainment to keep the party going all night with the Naked Karate Girls after the fireworks. The bands offer an autographed guitar to a lucky guest. Guests are automatically entered into the raffle when they purchase a ticket.

Tickets to the best seat in the area to experience the fireworks and join the party lineup for $150 to $1,500.

File photo

Comments are closed.