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Brent Spence Bridge on schedule to reopen next week

Updated: Dec. 16, 2020 at 1:46 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray said the Brent Spence Bridge is on schedule to reopen on Dec. 23 after a fiery semi crash more than a month ago.

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He said hard work from the repair crews and weather is making it possible to get the bridge open on time.

The last of the new concrete has been poured on the bridge, Gray said.

“It’s been another good week - another very productive week,” he said.

With the bridge being closed to traffic, Gray said they’ve been able to do additional maintenance to the bridge including the cleaning of overhead signs on the lower level, repaving work on the northbound bridge approach and drainage work.

He also added there will be multiple inspections in the next several days.

When Gray was asked could President-elect Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg bring a new Brent Spence Bridge to the area - he responded by saying he “hopes” he prioritizes Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

“I don’t think President Biden could have made a better appointment,” he said.

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