Interstate 65 traffic on the Indiana side of the Kennedy Bridge
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - With the Sherman Minton Bridge shut down indefinitely, can our other bridges hold up under the stress of all the extra traffic?
The WAVE 3 newsroom and Troubleshooter Department has been flooded with phone calls and emails from viewers concerned the added traffic on the John F. Kennedy Bridge and the Clark Memorial Bridge could cause a Minnesota-type bridge collapse from the added weight. Monday, Mike Hancock, secretary of the Kentucky Transportation, Cabinet said those bridges will hold up under the added strain.
"And I am here to reassure you those bridges are safe," said Hancock. "We have confidence in the safety and reliability of those structures. The structural abilities of those bridges are not in question."
Hancock said the Kennedy Bridge was last inspected in November 2010 and the Clark Memorial Bridge passed inspection in early 2011.
According to KYTC, its real concern is that the bridges are only wide enough to carry the number of lanes they currently have, That means funneling more people across them is going to continue to cause those traffic headaches.
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