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Completion date estimated for East End Bridge

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An animation for the East End Bridge. An animation for the East End Bridge.

LOUISIVLLE, KY (WAVE) - The East End Ohio River Bridge will be completed by late 2016.

Friday afternoon, an Indiana panel tentatively awarded the bridge project to WVB East End Partners.

The finance authority will meet December 3 to consider final approval.

The contractors said they will complete the bridge between Utica, Indiana and Prospect, Kentucky by October 2016 with a cost of construction at $860 million, 23 percent below previous estimates.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said the lower cost would likely allow for lower tolls for motorists using the bridge.

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