Traffic Volume, Accidents on Brent Spence Bridge Reach Record Levels

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports, “Data obtained by The Enquirer shows that the number of vehicles on the 53-year-old span is reaching record numbers as of late. And, on average, you can count on two crashes or more per week.” The newspaper adds, “On top of the traffic issues, the most recent inspection reports show rust, cracks and decay worsening on the span that carries nearly 186,000 vehicles a day on Interstates 71 and 75 over the Ohio River between Covington and downtown Cincinnati.” The bridge is gaining national attention as a poster child for infrastructure investments.