More Roebling Bridge construction on the way, but it should reopen soon

More Roebling Bridge construction on the way, but it should reopen soon

The reopening of the John A. Roebling Bridge is on the horizon, however construction isn’t quite over yet.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says contractors are implementing temporary measures on the 152-year-old bridge — which has been closed since April — in hopes of opening it to traffic by the end of July.

The office revealed some portion of the most recent establishment will include installing scaffolding, enabling contractors to chip off pieces of the north tower that are falling off.

During this period of the venture, the bridge will be occasionally shut to some pedestrian activity. People on foot can anticipate that the westward walkway should be shut from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday, July 10 through Friday, July 12.

Temporary netting will also be put in place to provide further protection from falling sandstone. Officials say after the entirety of the netting is installed, the bridge should reopen.

The agency notes a new restoration project will be implemented in 2020. It would include permanent repairs to the sandstone towers and pedestrian walkways.