Cincinnati's John A. Roebling Bridge will be closed for more than nine months for a restoration project.
The historic bridge, which sees about 9,000 vehicles a day, will be reduced to a single lane of traffic on Monday.
Then, on Feb. 15, the bridge will be completely closed to vehicles.
The $4.7 million project includes masonry work and repairing and replacing sections of the bridge's sandstone towers. In 2019, the bridge was closed for four months after chunks of sandstone fell from one of the towers.
The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic by the end of November, with the overall project slated for completion by Dec. 31, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The bridge's pedestrian walkway will remain open during the closure.
The Roebling is one of Cincinnati's most beautiful and iconic bridges, but it is also prone to closures.
Prior to the 2019 closure, the bridge was closed in parts of 2006 and 2007 for some structural and electrical repairs, according to records from the transportation cabinet.
In 2009 and 2010, it was closed for a painting project.
In 2018, it was closed for a little longer than a month after a driver ran into one of the columns.
Recently, after a crash and fire on the Brent Spence Bridge, the Roebling was briefly closed to prevent heavy trucks from improperly using the Roebling as a detour.
During the 2019 closure, local businesses owners told The Enquirer the lack of access was threatening their livelihoods.