sherman minton bridge closure

Repairs to the Sherman Minton Bridge are expected to take about six months and will cost approximately $20 million, according to state and federal officials.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez announced the details this morning, adding that work will begin immediately.

The U.S. Department of Transportation could pay about $5 million of the cost, though the rest will be split between Kentucky and Indiana.

WFPL’s Devin Katayama is talking with Daniels, Beshear and Mendez and will have more on this story later this morning.

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Novelty Twitter Accounts Surge During Bridge Closure

by Gabe Bullard September 18, 2011

The Sherman Minton Bridge closure has spawned a number of novelty Twitter accounts, including two for the bridge itself. Jason Oberhausen is behind one of them, @smintonbridge64 (the others areĀ @shermintbridge and @ucantcrossme). He says this is his first novelty account, and he hopes it adds levity to a serious event. “It’s only traffic, right? So […]

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