“Calling out the Republicans at the Brent Spence bridge was bad enough, given the bipartisan support for its reconstruction. But pointing to the Sherman Minton Bridge, which already has been repaired without funding from the president’s jobs bill, is ridiculous.”
After more than five months commuter inconvenience and congestion—referred to by locals as “Shermageddon—the Interstate 64 bridge over the Ohio River, connecting Louisville to New Albany will definitely be reopened on Friday, as we predicted yesterday.
Late Thursday afternoon we received a report that both governors—Indiana’s Mitch Daniels and Kentucky’s Steve Beshear—were spotted heading for Louisville. Meanwhile, exhausted commuters and frustrated riverboat gamblers await with ‘bated breath for the paint to dry on all those yellow lines.
A curious lad, Bobby decided to pedal his bicycle the 2,052.9 ft length of the double-decked twin arch bridge, across the Ohio River, and into Indiana. In doing so, he became the first citizen to traverse the Interstate 64 bridge, named after New Albany native and former United States Senator and Supreme Court justice Sherman Minton.
Local news for Oct. 6, 2011
"We can finally fix our broken roads and bridges by freeing up funding that is used for optional projects such as scenic beautification and transportation museums."
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