Suspension Bridge inspection starts Monday

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Lane closure expected Tuesday; walkways to stay open
 
COVINGTON, Ky. - Be extra careful driving on the John S. Roebling Suspension Bridge next week.
 
Starting Monday, crews doing a routine inspection will be rappelling on the cables and towers to get a hands-on look at the structure, with work happening 8 a.m.-6 p.m. On Tuesday, one of the traffic lanes will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until about 4 p.m., with flaggers directing traffic.
 
However, the pedestrian walkways will remain open during the inspection, according to a release today from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office.
 
The work will depend on the weather. If needed, inspectors will return the following week, KYTC said.
 
The bridge is over 150 years old and carries 8,100 vehicles a day.
 
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