Bridges Authority Meets

Kentucky and Indiana leaders say they expect quick progress on plans to build two new bridges over the Ohio River in Louisville now that a panel appointed to oversee the project has begun its work.

Bridges Authority Unlikely To Curb Opposition

The bi-state authority appointed to oversee the long-debated Ohio River Bridges Project is set to begin meeting this month. The fourteen-member panel, with seven member each from Kentucky and Indiana, is committed to building spans in downtown Louisville and eastern Jefferson County and a reworking of Spaghetti Junction, now with an estimated cost of more than $4 billion. Opposition groups, however, are committed to fighting the project. They favor some variation of the current plan, and say the formation of an authority isn’t going to silence them.