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Roebling suspension bridge closed 'indefinitely' to drivers, pedestrians

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to vehicles and pedestrians due to a crash Tuesday night. The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to vehicles and pedestrians due to a crash Tuesday night.
The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to vehicles and pedestrians due to a crash Tuesday night. The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to vehicles and pedestrians due to a crash Tuesday night.
The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to vehicles and pedestrians due to a crash Tuesday night. The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to vehicles and pedestrians due to a crash Tuesday night.
A crash Tuesday night caused distorted and cracked "vertical member" on the bridge. (FOX19 NOW) A crash Tuesday night caused distorted and cracked "vertical member" on the bridge. (FOX19 NOW)
The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to cars and pedestrains due to a crash Tuesday night. The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely to cars and pedestrains due to a crash Tuesday night.
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge remains shut down on both sides of the Ohio River indefinitely due to a crash Tuesday night.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday that they have also closed the bridge to pedestrian traffic as well.

State transportation inspectors need time to assess damage to the 151-year old bridge and how best to repair it, said Nancy Wood, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

KYTC says that barriers will be in place beginning at 11 a.m. They say the restriction will remain in place until repairs are made.

Covington police said they closed the bridge just after 10 p.m. Tuesday when a car wrecked, sending one person to the hospital.

Until it reopens, motorists are advised to use the Brent Spence and Big Mac bridges.

The Suspension Bridge, originally known as the Cincinnati-Covington Bridge, opened in 1866 across the river between downtown Cincinnati and Covington. 

"The bridge is safe we're just doing the restrictions as a precautionary measure," Nancy Wood, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.

At this time, engineers with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and consultants are working together to identify next steps to have the bridge up and operational as quickly as possible. A timeline to complete the repairs has not been established.

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