Roebling Suspension Bridge Could Reopen By May 1st

(700 WLW)- In a press release Monday afternoon, the Roebling Suspension Bridge will reopen to both motorists and pedestrians traveling between Covington and Cincinnati by May 1. 

Emergency work to repair a vertical column damaged in a car accident last month is scheduled to begin Wednesday, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Northern Kentucky office announced this morning. The deadline for the work to be finished was set at May 1 under the bid awarded Friday to Cincinnati-based Evers Steel Construction, the Cabinet said.

 Covington officials who have been talking on an ongoing basis with the state about the bridge's repair praised the news. "Ever since the accident, we've been pushing aggressively to have the bridge reopened," Mayor Joe Meyer said. "It's not only an important historic landmark but also a critical link for commuters, shoppers and visitors moving between Covington and Cincinnati."

 Meyer said the city appreciated the response of the state Transportation Cabinet, especially chief district engineer Bob Yeager and his staff at District 6, to Covington's request for quick action.

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