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One of the longest covered bridges in Ohio, constructed more than 150 years ago, collapsed.

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  • Date occured Friday, 05 July 2019

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Friday, 24 July 2015 11:17

The Collapse of Silver Bridge

The Silver Bridge was an eyebar suspension bridge which was built in 1928 and took its name for the color of aluminum paint. The bridge linked Point Pleasant (West Virginia) to Gallipoli (Ohio) and passed over the Ohio River.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:31

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Ohio Overpass Collapse

Officials are reporting that one person died and another was injured Monday night when a bridge collapsed on an I-75 overpass in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collapse occurred around 10:30 last night. Officials are reporting that the casualty was a construction workers and the injured person was a semi-truck driver. The semi-truck driver sustained multiple lacerations and is considered lucky to have survived.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 10:47

Six Injured in Brent Spence Bridge Crash

Six people were injured this weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio when a car fell off the southbound deck of I-75 and landed on the northbound lanes of the highway below.  According to witnesses, a car tried to take an exit off I-75 that was located in the right lane by quickly cutting over from the left lane. A semi-truck ended up colliding with an SUV and sent the car over the guardrail. Six people were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The eight-car pile-up closed all lanes of the bridge for two hours on Saturday.

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  • Date occured Saturday, 02 August 2014

The Kentucky and Ohio Departments of Transportation announced that toll revenue would be required to fund the design and construction of a new Brent Spence Bridge. Current estimates place the cost of a new bridge at $3.57 billion.  The current Brent Spence Bridge is a double-decker cantilever truss bride that crosses the Ohio River.  It allows residents of Northern Kentucky to commute to Cincinnati, Ohio and vice versa.  The bridge was opened in 1963 and was designed to carry 85,000 vehicles per day.  As of 2007, 155,000 cars cross the bridge each day, and about 65% of the cars travel from Kentucky to Ohio.  In 2011, large pieces of concrete fell from the upper deck of the bridge onto the lower level, and the bridge was closed down for a day to repair the damage.  While it currently is considered to be structurally safe, many residents of Ohio and Kentucky have lost faith in the functionality of the original bridge.  As a result, the two states departments of transportation are currently studying the bridge to determine if it will be better to replace or rehabilitate the Brent Spence Bridge.

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  • Date occured Monday, 30 December 2013