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UPDATE: Roebling Suspension Bridge reopens after ice forces closure

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COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

The Roebling Suspension Bridge linking downtown Cincinnati and Covington over the Ohio River has reopened after being closed for 24 hours. 

Icy conditions and several accidents prompted police to block it on both sides of the river Wednesday.

On Thursday afternoon, Covington Police announced the bridge was finally open again. 

"HALLELUJAH!!!!! The Suspension Bridge is now OPEN for normal vehicular and pedestrian traffic," the department wrote on Facebook. 

The grated surface of the bridge, which makes the buzzing sound when vehicles travel on it, made it impossible to treat with salt or other materials typically used in winter weather.

Officials had to wait until temperatures warmed up and melt the ice. 

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