LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The number of drivers on the newly-tolled Ohio River bridges is on the rise.
Reports from the first quarter show a 15% increase in crossings from January to March. Weekend crossings went up 24% during that time period.
More than 2.2 million drivers crossed the Lewis and Clark, Lincoln and Kennedy bridges in January; that number rose to 2.6 million in March.
The total number of crossings for the first three months of 2017 was about seven million.
Riverlink officials are also seeing a steady increase in how many drivers use transponders and prepaid accounts. Drivers with prepaid accounts pay lower tolls.
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