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

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

“We are incredibly excited to have Baynum Solutions sponsor our annual fundraiser, Boom on the Bridge by repainting the entryway arch on the Newport side of the bridge.

“Our re-painting efforts have been ongoing for almost 6 years now and we believe this new addition will help generate the excitement and momentum to finally raise the $1.5 million necessary 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, developed its own shade of purple, appropriately named “Purple People Bridge Purple.”
In 2016, Baynum Solutions (formerly Baynum Painting) provided various paint swatches on the entry to test the shades of purple over time along with the type of paint products.
The bridge – which connects the downtowns of Newport and Cincinnati over the Ohio River – is also celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and is preparing to host its annual fundraiser, Boom on the Bridge viewing party, during the September 4 Western & Southern/WEBN fireworks.

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

Providing entertainment to keep the party going all night will be The Whammies who will be jamming out with the Naked Karate Girls after the fireworks. The groups are giving away a signed guitar to one lucky guest. Guests are automatically entered into the drawing when they purchase a ticket.

Tickets for the best seat in the region to experience the fireworks and join the party range for $150-$1500.

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