Funding Uncertain for I-69 Bridge Over Ohio River

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana and Kentucky leaders say they've got lots of work to do on finding the estimated $1.2 billion needed to build an Interstate 69 bridge over the Ohio River.

Several local, state and federal officials met Tuesday to discuss possibilities for the new bridge that would link Evansville, Ind., and Henderson, Ky.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports the area's congressmen say tight budgets make it unlikely the federal government will fund the project. Indiana Rep. Larry Bucshon says a partnership involving private investors or a toll bridge are possibilities.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke tells WFIE-TV that unless a new bridge is built I-69 essentially becomes a cul-de-sac at the city.

The I-69 extension's first section through southern Indiana opened in November. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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