Fairchild Bridge to open this summer

Jessica Schmidt

It’s been three years since the $23 million Fairchild Bridge plan was pushed into motion.

The city of Kent, after teaming up with county engineers and the Ohio Department of Transportation, pulled in about $13 million of federal money for the project.

However, part of the bridge still isn’t completed, and some residents aren’t happy with what they are seeing.

TV2’s Jessica Schmidt brings you the latest.


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The owner of Knapp’s Collision Auto Repair, which sits right next to the pedestrian bridge, did not want to go on camera, but he said that customers have complained about the new roadway.

ODOT said that anyone with complaints or concerns about the project can contact the Public Information Office.

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Contact Jessica Schmidt at [email protected].