FUNDED: The Bridges and the Environment

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After years of wrangling, the Ohio River Bridges Project is finally moving forward.

Supporters tout the benefits, including more economic growth, fewer traffic tie-ups, modernized infrastructure.

But what’s the environmental impact of these new bridges?

Will the bridges, and the development they bring, damage the river and surrounding lands? What’s the impact on the downtown?