The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is Closed to Traffic Starting This Afternoon

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click to enlarge PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 (which covers Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties) announced on its social media today that the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Covington, will be closing to vehicular traffic at 4 p.m. April 17 — until further notice.

According to the post on their Facebook page, some sandstone fragments broke off of the east side of the north tower yesterday and the closure is necessary to "ensure the safety of vehicles and pedestrians from the potential of additional falling debris."

The post goes on to discuss how they will evaluate emergency repair options to the 152-year-old bridge. They hope to reopen the bridge as soon as possible, but restoring and repairing the historic structure is more difficult due to "preservation requirements."

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