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Public voices opinions on company chosen to oversee bridge project

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This is an artist's rendering of the new east end bridge. (Source: Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority) This is an artist's rendering of the new east end bridge. (Source: Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority)
About two dozen people attended Saturday's meeting. About two dozen people attended Saturday's meeting.

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – The Indiana Finance Authority held a public meeting on Saturday to gauge reaction to the company it has selected to oversee construction of the new east end bridge.

About two dozen people attended the meeting at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel in Jeffersonville. Some came to support WVD East End Partners, the company that would be responsible for financing and construction of the bridge and operating and maintaining the roads.

The cost to build the east end bridge and related roads is estimated at $763 million.

Others who showed up voiced their opposition to tolls which have been proposed to help pay for the bridge.

The selection of WVB still has to clear several hurdles including formal action by the Finance Authority at its Monday meeting and at a joint legislative budget committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday before it goes to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for his approval.

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