The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be permanently closing the 11th
Street Bridge in Covington on Friday, Feb. 1.
The structure is located over the CSX railroad, between Russell Street and
on recent inspections, ongoing deterioration of the structure has continued,"
said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6,
in Covington. "For future safety of the traveling public, the Cabinet
made the decision that the closure of this structure is warranted."
install barriers on each end of the bridge. Also signage will be
installed to detour traffic to take Scott Street (KY 16) to 12th
Street (KY 1120).
Access to all residents and businesses will be
maintained along the 11th Street Corridor. The closure
will be in place by 4:30 p.m.
6 Office made the City of Covington aware of decision to permanently close the
11th Street Bridge. The Cabinet in conjunction with the City
of Covington is currently evaluating both the 11th Street and 15th
Street Corridor between Russell Street and Madison Ave. to determine future
needs for crossings over the CSX railroad.
At this time there are no
plans to reopen the current 11th Street Bridge. The north
sidewalk will remain open for pedestrian use.