BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION: Last section installed at East End Bridge on Ohio River Bridges Project

The new cable-stayed span over the Ohio River is expected to be open to traffic in December

August 30, 2016
East End Crossing Bridge
East End Crossing Bridge

A large crane lifted the last steel section of the East End Crossing Bridge into place Monday morning to connect its two sides, signaling a significant step in the completion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The milestone means that work on the superstructure is heading into its final phase. The East End Bridge is a new cable-stayed span stretching bank-to-bank over the Ohio River between the Prospect area in Kentucky and the Utica area in Indiana. The bridge is expected to open to traffic in December.

Tolling is expected to begin around the same time. The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the improved Kennedy Bridge and the new East End Bridge will be tolled. The Sherman Minton Bridge and the Clark Memorial Bridge will not have tolls.

The $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project includes two new bridges and their approaches, an improved Kennedy, and reconstruction of the Kennedy Interchange, where I-65, I-64 and I-71 join in downtown Louisville.

The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge will carry six lanes of I-65 northbound traffic, while the Kennedy will carry six lanes of southbound traffic.

Related Articles

South Carolina TRIP report
Image: TRIP
The increased transportation funding provided by the South Carolina legislature’s passage of the 2017 Roads Bill (Act 40) has allowed South Carolina…
September 23, 2021
The Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office announced that three teams will be invited to submit proposals competing to enter…
September 21, 2021
New York to open I-390 flyover ramp on interchange project in Monroe County
Image: New York State DOT / Office of Gov. Kathy Hochul
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has hit a major milestone in the $172.8 million I-390/I-490/Route 31 Interchange Improvement…
September 17, 2021
Arizona DOT planning I-17 improvements north of Phoenix
Image: Arizona DOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has entered into negotiations with the apparent preferred developer to make improvements to I-17…
September 15, 2021