bridge tolls http://wfpl.org en Financing Options Discussed for New Northern Kentucky Bridge http://wfpl.org/post/financing-options-discussed-new-northern-kentucky-bridge <p>Transportation officials in Kentucky and Ohio are working on a financing plan for a new bridge linking Covington and Cincinnati.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They say the bridge, with an estimated cost of $2.5 billion, is needed to ease congestion on the 50 year old Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstate-75 and 71 traffic over the Ohio River. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Chuck Wolfe says that bridge remains sound and would still carry northbound I-71 traffic.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:09:31 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 7089 at http://wfpl.org Financing Options Discussed for New Northern Kentucky Bridge Officials Defend Tolling To Help Fund New Bridges http://wfpl.org/post/officials-defend-tolling-help-fund-new-bridges <p>State and federal officials say new Ohio River bridges cannot be built without tolling as part of the financing plan.</p> <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Ohio’s governor to construct a new, $2.5 billion double-deck span to replace the Brent Spence Bridge linking Covington and Cincinnati.</p> <p>Beshear says there’s no chance the federal government will pick up the whole cost of this project or two new bridges planned for the Louisville area.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:55:38 +0000 Rick Howlett & Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 2952 at http://wfpl.org Officials Defend Tolling To Help Fund New Bridges