Operations for the cleaning and prep work to paint the main span and its approach from Covington have been going on since early March.
Portions of the bridge have been covered with canvas, presumably for cleaning and painting the historic structure a fresh shade of blue
On March 5, the Roebling Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic when the contractor started to move in equipment and preparing to remove paint, clean and prime the steel to be painted with a fresh shade of blue.
Full-scale work began on April 7.
"A project of this size requires closure to ensure a safe and timely completion," said Rob Hans, chief engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's northern Kentucky district.
"The disruption is needed to preserve this magnificent bridge for generations to come."
The project is moving ahead on schedule and should be completed by Nov. 15, 2010.
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