Ohio River Bridges Project Denied Federal Funding for a Second Time

by Erica Peterson on December 19, 2011

The Ohio River Bridges Project has been denied federal funding for a second time. The Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority applied for a $100 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to pay for the costs associated with issuing a loan for the estimated $2.9 billion project.

But another local bridge did win funding under the program. The federal government pledged more than $11 million toward replacing the Muldraugh rail bridges, which carry freight between Paducah and Louisville. The bridge also provides critical military shipments to Fort Knox.

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