Kennedy Bridge deck construction on schedule

Kennedy Bridge deck construction on schedule
(Source: Ohio River Bridges Project)
(Source: Ohio River Bridges Project)
(Source: Ohio River Bridges Project)
(Source: Ohio River Bridges Project)
(Source: Ohio River Bridges Project)
(Source: Ohio River Bridges Project)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Work remains on schedule on the deck of the Kennedy Bridge.

Walsh Construction crews continue to install a new floor system, which is expected to add decades of new life to the 52-year old bridge. The Kennedy Bridge was closed earlier this year, shortly after the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge opened.

Nearly all of the west side of the old deck has been removed, including old steel, and new steel is being installed.

The new deck will include 5,700 cubic yards of concrete and 2.6 million pounds of reinforcing steel. The deck of the Kennedy is 250,000 square feet.

The Kennedy Bridge is expected to remain closed to traffic until late October. When it opens, it will carry two through lanes of southbound traffic. Access will also be restored from I-65 South to I-64 West, I-64 East and I-71 North.

By late 2016, the Kennedy will fully open to carry six lanes of southbound traffic while the Lincoln Bridge will carry six lanes of northbound traffic.

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