FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has asked President
Barack Obama for emergency funds to repair a dilapidated Louisville
bridge that was forced to close because a crack was found in a
steel beam that supports it.
Beshear, seeking re-election this year, made a rare appearance
with Obama on Thursday, greeting him publicly at the
Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport.
Obama was pitching his jobs bill in Cincinnati by visiting the
outdated Brent Spence Bridge that connects Kentucky and Ohio. That
bridge, built in 1963, is only one of Kentucky's spans across the
Ohio River that needs attention.
The Sherman Minton Bridge connecting Kentucky and Indiana at
Louisville has been shut down since Sept. 9 after a crack was found
in a steel support beam.
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