Brent Spence Bridge Reduced To One Lane This Weekend

This comes after a medical emergency that occurred on the bridge Thursday afternoon.

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(Covington, Ky.) – The Brent Spence Bridge will be reduced to one lane through the weekend.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the northbound deck of I-71/75 will be down to one lane due to a Thursday afternoon incident that resulted in injury for an employee of North Star Painting Company.

The individual reportedly fell from a containment platform onto the closed portion of the lower deck. The employee was transferred to a local hospital for evaluation and has been released.

North Star Painting Company has been on site to complete a routine maintenance project on the bridge, which includes cleaning and painting.

“The safety of those working on the bridge is of highest priority to us,” said Bob Yeager, Chief District Engineer for KYTC’s District 6 Office. “We are working with the appropriate law enforcement and workplace safety personnel to conduct a thorough investigation to determine exactly what happened. We will provide an update on when two-lane travel will be restored, as well as additional information regarding the incident, as soon as possible.”

The KYTC encourages northbound traffic to use Interstate 275 to detour around the bridge project.

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