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Bridge closure hurting college enrollments

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) –Two Kentuckiana Universities said the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge ishurting their enrollment.

The University ofLouisville and Indiana University Southeast in New Albany said the bridgeclosure has lead to the largest drop in spring enrollment in four years.

IUS said their enrollmentis down nearly 4 percent from last spring. UofL said they are downabout 8,000 students.

The Sherman Minton Bridgehas been closed since September 9, 2011. The repair work isexpected to be complete by the March 1 deadline.

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