Kentucky, Indiana Select Finalists for Bridges Project

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 […]

Public Meeting on Milton-Madison Bridge Project Set For Thursday

A public meeting will be held tomorrow to announce traffic changes related to the upcoming closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge and an overview of construction activities. The 82 year old Ohio River bridge connecting Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana is getting a new superstructure (pictured) and its existing piers are being reinforced. Greg Prince with […]

Final Preparations Made for Bridge Reopening

Preparations are being made on the Kentucky side of the Sherman Minton Bridge for its reopening, which, according to one report, could occur as early as midnight tonight. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Andrea Clifford says crews removed concrete barriers that were put into place to block access to the bridge from westbound I-64. “We’ll have […]

Sherman Minton Repairs Continue; KTC Won’t Replace Kennedy Bridge Lane Posts

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials says the Kennedy and Clark Memorial Bridges have been holding up well under a heavier traffic load caused by the September closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. Matt Bullock also disclosed today that the cabinet will no longer replace the delineator posts that were knocked down along the southbound lanes […]

Sherman Minton Bridge Fix at Midpoint

Repairs on the closed Sherman Minton Bridge are halfway complete, and officials say the job is running slightly ahead of schedule. Crews are working 12 hours a day, seven days a week to fasten more steel to reinforce the bridge. The heavily traveled span along Interstate 64 was closed Sept. 9 after a crack was […]

Sherman Minton Bridge Repair Work Remains On Schedule

Transportation officials say they expect the first load of steel reinforcements to arrive next week for installation on the Sherman Minton Bridge. The bridge has been shut down since early September, when inspectors discovered a crack in a load-bearing support beam. Will Wingfield with the Indiana Department of Transportation says workers from Hall Contracting are […]

Early Repair Work Underway On Sherman Minton Bridge

Indiana Department of Transportation officials say preliminary work has begun on Sherman Minton Bridge repair project. The project’s contractor has pledged to have the span re-opened by early March. The Sherman Minton Bridge was shut down September 9 after a crack was discovered in a load-bearing support. Last-month, Louisville-based Hall Contracting won the bid to […]

Bridge Inspection Could Wind Down Soon

Engineers could finish their inspection of the closed Sherman Minton Bridge in a week or so. The Interstate 64 span was shut down by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on September 9th after a structural crack was discovered. The crack, which dates back to the 1960s when the bridge was built, has been fixed. Officials said […]

Indiana Officials Say Full Replacement Not Needed for Sherman Minton Bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday that the Sherman Minton Bridge will not need to be replaced. For the past two weeks, state inspectors from Indiana and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have been examining the bridge, which Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels ordered shut down on September 9 after a crack was found in its […]

Officials Say Bridge Inspection At Midpoint

Engineers say it will take another week-and-a-half to finish their inspection of the Sherman Minton Bridge.   Then they’ll be able to determine how long it will take to repair the bridge and re-open it to traffic. The bridge has been closed since September 9, when inspectors found a crack in a load-bearing support.   Now its […]