Louisville working on East End bridge

Workers began the east end bridge project late last month

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Project officials say work remains on schedule in constructing a new bridge east of Louisville - one of two new Ohio River bridges being built to connect Kentucky and Indiana.

Workers began pouring concrete late last month on the first waterline footing of the East End bridge. It's a sign that the new span's foundation is emerging from the Ohio River near the Indiana shoreline a year after construction began.

The bridge will connect the Gene Snyder Freeway in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky, with the Lee Hamilton Highway in Southern Indiana.

The more than $2 billion project also includes a new Interstate 65 bridge connecting downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Both new bridges are expected to open with tolls in 2016.


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