East End Bridge

Preliminary East End Bridge Work Set for August

by Rick Howlett on May 30, 2012

Indiana officials are advertising for bids for preparatory work on the state‘s portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says construction will begin this summer on a road extension between Utica, Indiana and the River Ridge Commerce Center.

It’s the first step toward construction of a new east end bridge.

“We anticipate with bids opening July 11 that we’ll be breaking ground about August in terms of beginning work there. The road extension would open about June, 2013, and obviously we still have the larger procurement for the east end bridge that will be ongoing at that time,” Wingfield said today.

Wingfield says officials hope to have the east end bridge finished by 2018, if not sooner.

Kentucky officials are working with potential contractors on the larger portion of the bridges project, construction of a span in downtown Louisville and the reconfiguration of Spaghetti Junction.

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Kentucky, Indiana Select Finalists for Bridges Project

by Rick Howlett April 23, 2012

Kentucky and Indiana have narrowed the list of finalists to build their respective portions of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Kentucky now has three finalists for the construction of a downtown Louisville bridge and the reworking of Spaghetti Junction. Indiana has selected four finalists for an east end bridge. Transportation and other officials from the […]

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Agreement Reached for State Purchase of Drumanard Estate

by Rick Howlett March 17, 2012

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced late Friday that an agreement has been reached for the state to purchase the Drumanard Estate, a key element of the planned East End Ohio River Bridge. The state will pay $8.3 million for the estate. An approach to the bridge will be dug under the property, with the state […]

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Informational Meetings This Week for Bridges Project

by Rick Howlett February 27, 2012

Meetings will be held this week in Louisville for companies that want to take part in the Ohio River Bridges Project. Kentucky and Indiana officials announced in December that the two states would split responsibilities for the project, with Kentucky building a downtown Louisville bridge and reworking Spaghetti Junction. Indiana will handle construction of a […]

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Kentuckians for Progress Seeks to Join, Dismiss River Fields Suit Over Bridges Project

by Gabe Bullard May 12, 2011

A recently-formed group that aims to move the Ohio River Bridges Project forward is seeking to join, then end a lawsuit between conservation group River Fields and the Federal Highway Administration. Kentuckians for Progress filed a request to join River Fields’ suit against the government today. River Fields asserts that the federal government has not […]

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Group Launches Campaign Against River Fields

by Rick Howlett March 21, 2011

The group claims that River Fields is employing legal tactics to kill construction of a new bridge in eastern
Jefferson County. River Fields board chair Lee Cory says the conservancy is being made a scapegoat for the failure of the project’s planners to find sufficient funding for it.

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