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More of Brent Spence Bridge uncovered as work moves forward

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 12:43 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Tarps have been removed from two peaks of the Brent Spence Bridge as crews continue maintenance work.

Work on the bridge was more than 70% complete as of mid-August, Chief District Engineer of KYTC’s District 6 Bob Yeager said. The maintenance work started back in March.

The project is expected to be finished by Nov. 15.

This summer, President Joe Biden and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear talked about the future of the Brent Spence Bridge.

“We gotta fix that damned bridge of yours going into Kentucky,” the president said during a CNN Town Hall event in July.

Gov. Beshear says the Brent Spence Bridge project will not require tolls if it receives money from the Senate-passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill.

Asked whether the $2.7 billion Brent Spence Bridge project will be included in the bill, Beshear replied:

“The Brent Spence Bridge will absolutely qualify. And provided that is the case, we can pay for our portion in cash. No tolls.”

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