You guys get a mile long bridge with little to no purpose and here we have a million to a million and a half population surrounding the Ohio river in and around the city of Louisville and we now have 2 bridges total in like a 70 mile span of the Ohio River to carry all the traffic from 3 interstate plus local traffic.
As long as I have lived here (11 years now) they have had the Ohio river bridges project under planning. A loop around the city goes to the Ohio river and dead ends then picks up on the other side of the ohio in Indiana and loops around that area. This highway I am speaking of was completed (minus the bridge) in 1969. The long term plan was always to complete the loop. Now one of our 3 bridges is shut down the other bridge to complete the loop is on a now accelerated path to completion. The accelarated path is construction starts in 2013. WWHAT!!
CAN WE HAVE YOUR BRIDGE?
The bridge being shut down has only added 30 minutes to the drive from Louisville to New Albany IN. Which used to be 5 minute drive.
This area should have 5 bridges for the amount of population and traffic and we have 2 functional bridges