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At last! All 4 lanes open on lower deck of Brent Spence Bridge

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The traffic nightmare on the Brent Spence Bridge is finally over.

All four lanes on the lower deck of the bridge reopened at 5 a.m. Friday.

A crash involving a semi tractor-trailer is blocking the left lane on the Cut-in-the-Hill. It should clear out shortly; a wrecker is on the way, a Kenton County dispatcher said. No injuries were reported.

Over the summer, the bridge underwent months of lane closures and road work, worsening traffic conditions on an already congested bridge.

Northbound Interstate 71/75 fully opened at 5 a.m. So did the 4th Street ramp in Covington to northbound I-71/75.

Ramps that also were closed most of the summer Downtown as part of the Bent Spence Bridge maintenance project already reopened Thursday:

  • I-71/US 50 ramp to South I-71/75 (via Fort Washington Way)
  • 3rd Street ramp in Cincinnati to South I-71/75
  • South I-71/75 to Erlanger/KY 236 Exits 184, 184A, and 184B

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