John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge reopens after being frozen over

Roebling Suspension Bridge closed due to ice
Posted at 10:09 AM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 14:03:28-05

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge reopened Thursday afternoon after it had been frozen over, according to Cincinnati police. 

The bridge, which connects Covington to Cincinnati, closed Wednesday morning after a wintry mix descended on the Tri-State. Police said they chose to close the bridge to cars after responding to 14 incidents on the ice-coated roadway. Sidewalks are still open for pedestrians, according to the Covington Police Department.

"The problem is the deck on the bridge is grated. It's like a cheese grater, and you can't salt it. It falls straight into the Ohio River, so we're kind of at the mercy of Mother Nature," said Assistant Chief Brian Steffen of the Covington Police Department.

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