Area transportation planners urge officials to rehab Brent Spence Bridge


Renewed attention from Washington lawmakers could be key in renovating a long-time source of concern for commuters.
 
Washington-based newspaper The Hill recently identified the Brent Spence Bridge as the top infrastructural concern facing the nation. The bridge, which connects Covington to downtown Cincinnati and points along I-75, has long been the subject of concern for local residents and legislators alike.
 
“The story is important because The Hill is read by members of Congress and their staffs, and they know about the dire condition of the Brent Spence Bridge,” said Jill Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “It also provides a reminder to local legislators and elected officials what is obvious to those in Washington.”
 
Transportation officials from both sides of the river are calling not only for rehabilitation of the bridge, but construct of a new one alongside it. The project will cost an estimated $2.5 billion, a figure that, due to inflation, increases $8 million for each month that construction is delayed.
 
Read the full NKY Tribune article here.
 
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