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Author Topic: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.  (Read 8590 times)

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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 07:39:45 PM »

sound real tough...
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2020, 07:58:02 PM »

What a mess.  Amazing that no one was hurt.
If they were thinking of replacing it anyway, maybe now's the time.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 08:04:11 PM »

What a mess.  Amazing that no one was hurt.
If they were thinking of replacing it anyway, maybe now's the time.

I think this will light a fire under their butts to get moving on a new bridge.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 09:03:28 PM »

Thank goodness they have another Interstate bridge that feeds into downtown (it's fairly wide but not as much capacity as the Brent Spence Bridge). 
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 09:43:00 PM »

Thank goodness they have another Interstate bridge that feeds into downtown (it's fairly wide but not as much capacity as the Brent Spence Bridge).
I-275 East Side isn’t too awful a detour for Thru Traffic, either. Longer, but not insanely longer

When I try Google Maps right now, it has me detour onto US 25 off I-275 and cross the Ohio on the Bailey Bridge for Thru I-75 or I-71 traffic. But then again, it is 9:45 PM EST.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 10:47:16 PM »

That'll be a traffic nightmare.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2020, 11:43:08 PM »

Heard the Roebling is closed due to trucks using it over this fiasco.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 12:21:33 AM »

When did they double deck the BS bridge?
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2020, 06:19:47 AM »

Heard the Roebling is closed due to trucks using it over this fiasco.

That's correct, it has an 11 Ton weight limit and some semi drivers were ignoring it.

https://www.wlwt.com/article/police-roebling-suspension-bridge-closed-until-further-notice-due-to-semitrucks-not-following-weight-limit/34649203
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2020, 06:23:32 AM »

When did they double deck the BS bridge?

I'm pretty sure it was built as a double deck.  Northbound on the bottom deck, Southbound on the top.  They did restripe it from three lanes each direction to four sometime ago due to increased traffic.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2020, 08:44:36 AM »

One thing is that the bridge was designed to only carry 85,000 VPD but it's carrying at least double that daily now. Also to answer a previous question, it was built with two decks.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2020, 10:39:41 AM »

Do you happen to have seen how wide the narrowed lanes are?  That may have been a contributing factor in the accident.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2020, 10:42:26 AM »

Do you happen to have seen how wide the narrowed lanes are?  That may have been a contributing factor in the accident.
I do. I've been over that bridge several times in my life. It was originally three lanes on each deck but they restriped it for four in the 80's. it's the contributing factor to all the massive traffic jams leading up to the bridge.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2020, 10:48:19 AM »

What a mess.  Amazing that no one was hurt.
If they were thinking of replacing it anyway, maybe now's the time.

I think this will light a fire under their butts to get moving on a new bridge.
This should definitely be a wake-up call. While I-75 north of downtown is undergoing a makeover, they may as well build a new bridge while they're at it instead of slapping temporary Band-aids on the existing one.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2020, 11:06:53 AM »

What a mess.  Amazing that no one was hurt.
If they were thinking of replacing it anyway, maybe now's the time.

I think this will light a fire under their butts to get moving on a new bridge.
This should definitely be a wake-up call. While I-75 north of downtown is undergoing a makeover, they may as well build a new bridge while they're at it instead of slapping temporary Band-aids on the existing one.
Exactly it was functionally obselete when they restriped it over 30 years ago.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2020, 11:12:17 AM »

If you are to believe Google Maps traffic (as of 11 AM Ohio time), there are no backups coming south, through Cincy, via I-75, 71, or either direction of I-275.
However, coming north on I-71/75 in Kentucky, there is a 2 mile backup approaching I-275 (helped by an accident near the Florence (y'all) interchange), and another chokepoint on I-275 EB (Counter-clockwise) approaching I-471/US 27.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2020, 11:18:58 AM »

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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2020, 11:35:36 AM »

What a mess.  Amazing that no one was hurt.
If they were thinking of replacing it anyway, maybe now's the time.

The plans don't call for replacing it, but rather adding a 2nd bridge next to it for added capacity.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2020, 11:49:51 AM »

What a mess.  Amazing that no one was hurt.
If they were thinking of replacing it anyway, maybe now's the time.

I think this will light a fire under their butts to get moving on a new bridge.
This should definitely be a wake-up call. While I-75 north of downtown is undergoing a makeover, they may as well build a new bridge while they're at it instead of slapping temporary Band-aids on the existing one.

Sure, no problem.  It should be built before the COVID vaccine is out.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2020, 12:09:44 PM »

Let's wait and see what kind of shape that upper deck is in.  That was an awfully hot fire.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2020, 03:17:14 PM »

Let's wait and see what kind of shape that upper deck is in.  That was an awfully hot fire.

1500 degrees. Upper Deck couldn't be inspected because the steel was still too hot.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2020, 06:38:57 PM »

Let's wait and see what kind of shape that upper deck is in.  That was an awfully hot fire.

1500 degrees. Upper Deck couldn't be inspected because the steel was still too hot.
The temperature is no longer the problem it's the debris now.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2020, 08:08:22 PM »

The detour route is a mess if you look at the traffic cams, even at 8 PM.  The problem seems to be the ramp from I-275 to I-471 north, which is only one lane and is a left exit.  Unfortunately, nowhere to even restripe for a temporary second lane.
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Re: Brent Spence Bridge Closed due to explosive crash.
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2020, 10:59:14 PM »

The detour route is a mess if you look at the traffic cams, even at 8 PM.  The problem seems to be the ramp from I-275 to I-471 north, which is only one lane and is a left exit.  Unfortunately, nowhere to even restripe for a temporary second lane.
Exit onto the US 27 Feeder and use the U-turn after the ramp but before the US 27 traffic light to get to NB I-471. Probably not an alternate that KYTC will be encouraging, tho
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