The Brent Spence Bridge’s emergency repair project is up for a People’s Choice Award from America’s Transportation Awards (ATA).
The project is one of 12 finalists; the ATA says on their website that the three highest-scoring projects from four regional competitions make up the 12 nationwide finalists. The top 12 are competing for a $10,000 check that will go to a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winner's choosing.
At roughly 2:45 a.m. on Nov. 11, a commercial truck jackknifed while driving northbound (lower) on the Brent Spence Bridge. A second truck, which was carrying potassium hydroxide, crashed into that vehicle. The wreck caused a massive fire which damaged both the lower and upper decks of the bridge, closing it to traffic for repairs to be completed.
After the initial crash, the bridge reopened Dec. 22, one day ahead of schedule, however, construction on the bridge continues to impede traffic throughout the city. Currently, two lanes on both sides of the bridge are closed. Stay up to date on Brent Spence Bridge closures and traffic patterns here.
The ATA says online votes for the transportation project award will be weighted to each state’s population to allow for a fairer competition between states with varying populations. You may vote as many times as you want, but you can only vote once per day. The voting period closes at 11:59 p.m. E.T. Oct. 25. Vote here.
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