Vandal leaves message for workers on Kennedy Bridge

Vandal leaves message for workers on Kennedy Bridge
The Kennedy is being repaired and restructured to accommodate southbound-only traffic. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)
The Kennedy is being repaired and restructured to accommodate southbound-only traffic. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)
The Kennedy is due to reopen at the end of 2016. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)
The Kennedy is due to reopen at the end of 2016. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - "Don't want us in here? Lock your door on our bridge." That's the message a vandal spray-painted on a construction trailer that sits on the currently closed bridge deck of the John F. Kennedy Bridge.

Walsh Construction is increasing security on the bridge after vandals struck, apparently during the overnight hours of Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to a news release from the Ohio River Bridge Project. In addition to the spray painting, tools were damaged and lights were broken, the release stated.

Walsh said it is working closing with Jeffersonville police to capture the person or persons responsible. The company is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Walsh Construction and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet remind the public that the Kennedy Bridge and the entire Downtown Crossing are active construction sites, and safety is always a top priority.

The Kennedy Bridge was closed in January for repairs and restructuring that will turn it into a southbound-only span by year's end. The newly opened Abraham Lincoln Bridge, which eventually become a northbound-only bridge, currently is accommodating two-way traffic while work is being done on the Kennedy.

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