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Roebling Bridge planned to reopen by end of July

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 14:54:36-04

COVINGTON, Ky. — A plan has been approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to reopen the John A. Roebling Bridge by the end of July, according to a news release.

The bridge closed in April after chunks of sandstone began to fall off the bridge's north tower and into the bridge's roadway and eastbound walkway. The approved plan will allow a temporary safety net to be put up in order to catch any other pieces of rock that could fall away.

Bob Yeager, chief district engineer for the KYTC Department of Highways District 6 office, said KYTC appreciates the public's patience with the bridge's restoration. "We now have a plan and timeline in place and will work diligently to get the bridge back open to traffic,” Yeager said.

The installation of the netting is expected to take four weeks, and if all goes as planned, the bridge and walkway will reopen before August.