Police issuing citations to pedestrians who cross suspension bridge

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Kentucky transportation officials are reminding Reds fans that the Roebling Bridge is closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

Covington and Cincinnati police officers will be present on both sides of the bridge Friday during Opening Day festivities. Officials say those who ignore the barriers may be cited for trespassing.

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

Pedestrians can use the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge in Covington and the Taylor Southgate Bridge in Newport as an alternate route.

Motorists are advised to use the Brent Spence and Big Mac bridges.

Police say Demarko D. Page, 24, of Cincinnati, was driving a Mercedes E-Class when he lost control on wet pavement the night of March 20. The collision caused structural damage to the 150-year-old bridge.

Police now are searching for Page, a man they say provided false statements to investigators following the incident.

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