The entirety of the Brent Spence bridge has been reopened a week ahead of schedule after just over eight months of routine maintenance and traffic disruptions. 

The bridge connecting Covington, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio, was officially fully reopened on Monday, November 8th, a week ahead of the originally planned reopening for November 15th. The bridge has been partially closed since March 1st as crews worked to perform routine maintenance. 

“In March, when we began this routine maintenance project to clean and paint the Brent Spence Bridge, we committed to the public that we would work methodically and efficiently to complete our work and restore the full movement of travel as quickly as possible,” said Bob Yeager, chief district engineer of KYTC’s District 6 office. “It feels really good to know that we met that commitment – even finishing this important work a little early.”

The work and subsequent closures came about just months after a serious HAZMAT crash shut down the bridge and caused serious traffic headaches, particularly for truckers. 

This important but issue-plagued bridge carries around 160,000 vehicles on a regular day, with 15% of that being commercial trucks, making it one of the busiest trucking routes in the nation. 

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