Roebling Suspension Bridge to Reopen Tonight

( Covington, KY )  - The newly repaired Roebling Suspension Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati will open Friday, four days of schedule.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet told the City of Covington the upstream walkway and the roadway will reopen by 6pm to vehicles and pedestrians.

However, The downstream walkway will remain closed so the contractor can do some last-minute work and cleanup. That walkway will likely open this weekend.

"This is great news for not only the businesses near the river in Covington but also for commuters and visitors and everybody who uses the bridge to get back and forth across the Ohio," Covington City Manager David Johnston said.

The 151-year-old structure was damaged March 20th, when a car hit a primary vertical column, cracking and distorting it.

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