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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently released a time-lapse video recounting the six-week emergency repair effort to re-open the Brent Spence Bridge.

[Above photo by the KYTC.]

The KYTC closed the bridge following a truck crash and fire on November 11, 2020, that damaged its decking and steel beam supports.

The bridge re-opened on December 22, 2020, one day ahead of the emergency project’s scheduled completion date.

“We conquered a combination of factors that challenged our ability to complete this project on time, including a global health pandemic and winter weather, and still delivered on our promise to return a safe and sound bridge to the traveling public before the holidays,” noted KYTC Secretary Jim Gray in a statement.

“Along with repairing the bridge, we also focused our attention on traffic management to maintain reliable connections for travelers,” he added. “Ensuring safe roadways is a partnership between KYTC and the public, and I appreciate everyone’s commitment and contribution to keeping our roads safe.”

editor@aashto.org

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