Listening Thursday night to P.G. Sittenfeld, a Democratic Cincinnati city council member, and Mike Wilson, the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party, sit onstage at Hebrew Union College might, one would think, produce some partisan sparks.
From L to R: EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe, Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, and Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones.
A trio of deputies from the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation toured sites along Cincinnati's proposed streetcar route Thursday. They're checking out sustainability projects such as rain gardens and housing developments.
"The Roebling Bridge will be closed beginning approximately at 4 pm until so that the District 6 Bridge Crew can take check the north tower. This afternoon a piece of sandstone fell from the ledge. At this time it appears to be superficial, but crews will take a closer look. The bridge will reopen once inspection is complete and deemed clear."
The Roebling Suspension bridge is out of commission for Thursday rush hour traffic.