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Summer Start Date Projected for Ohio River Bridges

Transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana told Louisville Metro Council members that construction on two new bridges over the Ohio River is projected to start at nearly the same time next summer.

The Courier-Journal reports that Indiana Department of Transportation project manager Ron Heustis said he expects construction on the eastern bridge, which will link Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky., to start in June.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project manager Andy Barber says he expects construction on the downtown span, which will connect Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind., to begin in July.

The dates were provided to council members Thursday as part of an update of the project. Both new bridges are expected to open in 2016.

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