The Sherman Minton Bridge Closure: News Special

by Laura Ellis on September 14, 2011

The Sherman Minton Bridge has been closed since last week when inspectors found cracks in steel support beams. Louisville is now a two bridge town and commuters are coping with delays, rerouting and any number of other difficulties.

Plenty of questions remain. How bad is the damage? Can the bridge be repaired? Can the other bridges handle the additional traffic, as tens of thousands of cars are funneled through downtown Louisville.

We’ll talk with Matt Bullock, Louisville’s Chief District Engineer and TK from the Louisville Metro Police Department. How can you get around without a car? Barry Barker is here from TARC to discuss changes in bus routes.

What does all this mean for businesses on both sides of the river whose employees and patrons are stuck on the other side? We’ll hear from NABC’s Roger Baylor and Humana’s Marvin Hill about adjustments they’ve made.

And Congressman John Yarmuth is here to explain how this fits in with the President’s talk of crumbling infrastructure. How does this fit in?

We also want your calls – how has the bridge closure affected you? What are your outside-the-box ideas for coping until the bridge is back? Join us this hour at 502-814-8255.

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