Mayor wants to ban trucks from I-75 bridge

| 8/13/2007

The mayor of Covington, KY – which is right across the Ohio River from Cincinnati – wants to ban heavy trucks from the bridge that carries Interstate 75 over the river.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Mayor Butch Callery says the 17,000 heavy trucks that use the Brent Spence Bridge each day create too many safety concerns for other vehicles.

However, a ban on trucks on an interstate highway would require federal approval.

Trucking companies in the area are already gearing up to fight the proposal, pointing out that forcing trucks onto alternate routes will drive up fuel costs and increase delivery times, the Enquirer reported.