Sherman-Minton Bridge

Kentucky House Reignites Bridge Tolling Debate

by Kenny Colston on April 17, 2012

The prospect of bridge tolls is once again dominating the discussion of an infrastructure bill in the Kentucky General Assembly.

The House Budget Committee passed a road plan funding bill today. But before voting, lawmakers questioned the need for tolls on bridges in Louisville and Northern Kentucky.

Committee members asked whether the Sherman Minton Bridge in Louisville would be tolled to help fund new spans downtown and in the city’s east end. Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says that was discussed, but it’s unlikely. [click to continue…]

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Bridge Reopening Clears Way for Kentucky Road Improvement Projects

by Rick Howlett February 20, 2012

The reopening of the Sherman Minton Bridge over the weekend means two major Kentucky Transportation Cabinet improvement projects will move forward this summer. The cabinet’s Andrea Clifford says the state is advertising for a contract for deck repairs on the Kennedy Bridge, but the work won’t begin until after Memorial Day. “We’ll also be able […]

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Final Preparations Made for Bridge Reopening

by Rick Howlett February 17, 2012

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 […]

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INDOT: Sherman Minton Bridge Could Reopen a Week Early

by Rick Howlett February 14, 2012

The Indiana Department of Transportation says the Sherman Minton Bridge could reopen about a week earlier than the original March 1 deadline. Workers are nearly finished installing steel reinforcement plates on the 50 year old bridge. The span has been closed since September 9, when a crack was discovered in a load-bearing support beam. Officials […]

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

by Rick Howlett January 25, 2012

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 […]

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Sherman Minton Bridge Fix at Midpoint

by Rick Howlett January 24, 2012

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 […]

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Sherman Minton Bridge Repair Work Remains On Schedule

by Rick Howlett December 13, 2011

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 […]

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Officials Expect Traffic Backup on Bridges on Thanksgiving

by Gabe Bullard November 22, 2011

The Indiana Department of Transportation is expecting significant traffic problems on the Kennedy Bridge due to Thanksgiving-related travel. With the Sherman Minton Bridge closed, projections show traffic backing up for miles on I-65 southbound at the bridge during Thanksgiving Day. Northbound traffic should be about the same as it usually is. The problem could be […]

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Bridge Closure Affecting Casino Receipts, Philanthropy

by Rick Howlett November 8, 2011

From the Associated Press The shutdown of the Sherman Minton Bridge has reduced profit-sharing revenues paid by a southern Indiana casino to two counties and will delay officials from paying $8 million to a foundation. Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino paid Harrison and Floyd counties a combined $1.1 million from August’s receipts. The Courier-Journal reports the […]

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Early Repair Work Underway On Sherman Minton Bridge

by Rick Howlett November 3, 2011

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 […]

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