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Repairs to N. Ky.-Ohio bridges almost complete

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - Repairs to fix cracks discovered four years
ago in two bridges that link northern Kentucky to southern Ohio are
expected to be completed this weekend.
A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman says crews began work on the Combs-Hehl Bridges on Wednesday and will continue until Sunday.
Nancy Wood says workers are replacing steel plates in the bridge
that inspectors had found in 2006 were cracked. The Kentucky
Enquirer reported Friday that some of those plates had been
replaced in 2008, but they also had problems.
Now, workers are replacing 10 of the steel plates.
Wood says when the repairs are complete, the cabinet will lift a
ban on loads over 40 tons, Wood said.
During the weekend, portions of the two spans will be closed at
varying times.
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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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