WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue January 24, 2012
Work on Ohio River Bridge is "On Schedule"
Repairs on a closed Ohio River bridge that runs between Louisville and Southern Indiana are about half way done. The Prime contractor handling the repair project says the work will be finished by the start of March.
Workers have been on the job seven days a week, twelve hours per day, to try to complete work on the Sherman Minton Bridge. The Interstate 64 span was closed in September after a crack was found on a steel support beam.
Officials in Indiana established a March 2nd deadline to complete the repairs. Tom Roberts, Vice-President for Hall Contracting of Kentucky, says workers are now on pace to finish the project by March first, or sooner.