COVINGTON, Ky. — Update: The Roebling Bridge will remain closed until 10 p.m. Monday for the lights and art festival.
Pedestrians on the bridge are asked to walk on the right to ease congestion, Cincinnati officials said.
Follow this plan as you make your way across the Roebling Bridge for your @BLINKcincy experience tonight! Remember to download the app to plan your trip. Please use the sidewalks as you walk about to help make this a safe & enjoyable time. https://t.co/D1K2nfZznX— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) October 13, 2019
Heads up Cincinnati and Covington commuters -- starting Monday, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will close at various times in preparation for BLINK.
To get ready for its appearance in the BLINK lights and arts festival, the Roebling Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic various times over the next two weeks, said Nancy Wood with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The bridge walkways will remain open to pedestrian traffic.
During festival hours, BLINK will have a fleet of lighted golf carts to transport people back and forth on the bridge.
The bridge will be closed at the following times:
- Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 9 starting at 7 p.m. through Monday, October 14 at 10 p.m.
Cars can use the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge or the 4th Street/Veterans Bridge to the Taylor Southgate Bridge as a detour.
BLINK, presented by ArtsWave, will stretch all the way from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market neighborhood to Covington. The festival will span 30 city blocks and the Ohio River.
This is the first time the Roebling Bridge is being featured in the festival. Steve McGowan, owner and partner of Brave Berlin, one of the producers of BLINK, said the team’s goal is to “make ‘the singing bridge’ … sing!”
Follow our entire BLINK coverage here:
- BLINK Future City Spectacular Parade to kick off festival
- Fountain Square BLINK installation will make audience part of the show
- Map: Here's what you'll see and do at BLINK in Cincy and Covington this year
- Roebling Bridge closes for BLINK prep
- What's new this year at BLINK
- Navigating BLINK 2019: Officials urge visitors to carpool or take public transit
- These funky, geometric lights will stay suspended in Downtown even after BLINK is over