Brent Spence Bridge repair leads to traffic headache for Northern Kentucky drivers

Crews had to fix a damaged expansion joint
Posted: 8:37 AM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 13:00:48Z

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky drivers had a Tuesday morning traffic headache as crews repaired a joint on the Brent Spence Bridge.

Two northbound lanes were closed, as well as the Fourth Street entrance ramp from Covington.

The lanes reopened by 8:45 a.m., but traffic backups lingered through the area.

The closures were necessary to fix a damaged expansion joint, according to Nancy Wood, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Crews had to pour concrete and let it cure for a few hours.