More Repairs Needed on I-65 Bridge over Ohio River

Aug 28, 2012

Kentucky transportation officials say there's more work needed on the Interstate 65 bridge over the Ohio River between Louisville and southern Indiana. The Courier-Journal reports that two more repairs are needed, including fixing a possible crack that may be expanding.

David Steele of the Transportation Cabinet's bridge preservation branch says the repair will require closing the far right southbound lane during a weekend.

Another repair will be to a pothole, expected to be done before the end of September. Steele says it will require shutting down the far left southbound lane for about eight hours.

The nearly 50-year-old bridge underwent weeks of repairs this summer, closing lanes and exits and tying up traffic in both states. The new work will be under the same contract.