• Thu. Mar 30th, 2023

The Brent Spence Bridge after two semis crashed on it, causing a fire. Photo by: Adam Schrand

By: Zach McAuliffe, Abby Dawn, Pat LaFleur, Courtney Francisco

COVINGTON, Ky. — A state of emergency was declared in Kenton County Thursday by Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann after a fiery crash damaged the upper deck of the bridge Wednesday morning.

Two semitrailers crashed at about 2:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes on the lower deck of the bridge. One of the semis was carrying potassium hydroxide, which caused the fire to burn hotter and longer, sending thick, black smoke billowing over the top deck. It took crews about two hours to put the fire out.

For more information, go to: https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/kenton-county/covington/semi-crash-and-fire-close-brent-spence-bridge-wednesday-morning

Reposted with permission from WCPO 9 News.