Indiana, Kentucky to break ground on new bridge

MADISON, Ind. (AP) - The governors of Indiana and Kentucky will break ground Tuesday on a $103 million project to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear at the ceremonial start of work on the new span between Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky.

The two states will evenly split the cost of the span midway between Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati.

Traffic will be able to use the existing bridge and temporary spans that are part of the project on all but 10 days of the project.  Last year, inspectors found cracks all the way across the bridge deck and through the concrete curbs at five-foot and 10-foot intervals.

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