Roebling Suspension Bridge reopens, but no trucks allowed

Roebling reopens, Brent Spence Bridge remains closed after crash
Updated: Nov. 13, 2020 at 9:43 PM EST
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COVINGTON, Ky. (FOX19) - The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge reopened Friday at 8 p.m. after a two-day closure.

Covington police announced the closure Wednesday night after they observed trucks crossing with loads heavier than the bridge can bear.

The trucks were detouring from the Brent Spence Bridge, which was closed indefinitely Wednesday morning following a fiery crash.

“The weight limit on the bridge is only 11 tons. The weight of even an empty semi or a tractor alone far exceeds this limit,” Covington Police Lt. Col. Brian Valenti said in a news release.

Police emphasize commercial vehicles are not permitted to use the bridge.

Cincinnati and Kentucky law enforcement officials say they will be monitoring the traffic and commercial vehicles that don’t comply will be cited.

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