Officials marking downtown Vegas walkway opening
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials are marking the opening of a pedestrian bridge linking the Las Vegas City Hall area with the Symphony Park development and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
A Wednesday ceremony is set to let elected officials and members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nevada Ballet Theater take the short walk over the span above the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the City Hall parking garage off Main Street.
The Symphony Park area is a former railroad yard that was redeveloped to include the Smith Center, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Discovery Children's Museum.
The walkway cost $4.5 million, almost all funded through the Federal Highway Administration. The city put up $400,000.
Project general contractor was Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.