Brent Spence Bridge

Local News
12:54 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Brent Spence project to be on federal priority list

Brent Spence Bridge
Michael Keating

Senator Rob Portman's amendment to make obsolete and structurally unsound bridges such as the Brent Spence Bridge here a priority for federal funding passed in the U.S. Senate today.

It's not yet known how much of the $500 million set aside in the transportation appropriations bill for bridges in critical condition will go to the Brent Spence project, which officials in Ohio and Kentucky say will cost an estimated $2.7 billion to complete.
 

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Brent Spence Bridge
3:07 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Making the Brent Spence project more affordable

The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky is considered "functionally obsolete."
Michael Keating

Ohio and Kentucky officials are working to complete a value for money study on the Brent Spence project.  

It will report the most cost effective way to build the bridge and new approaches to it.  That study should be done next month.  

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Local News
11:08 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Kenton County says no to tolls

Transportation officials say there are no structural concerns, but the Brent Spence is functionally obsolete. It handles 172,000 vehicles per day.
Michael Keating

After hearing from residents opposed to using tolls to pay for the Brent Spence Bridge project,  the Kenton County Fiscal Court has passed a resolution expressing its opposition as well. Tuesday night's vote was unanimous. 

"Someone mentioned earlier, back in the '50's, we were able to build an interstate highway system.  Now we can't even build one bridge that is of national significance; and certainly that ought to be a highest priority for our federal government,"  said Commissioner Jon Draud.

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Brent Spence Bridge
5:19 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Kasich, Beshear, LaHood say tolls will be part of a new Brent Spence Bridge

The Brent Spence Bridge was built to handle 80,000 vehicles a day. It's now estimated to have 160,000 a day.
WVXU

Funding for a new Brent Spence Bridge will include tolls, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and governors from Ohio and Kentucky who gathered Wednesday in Covington. But that doesn't mean everyone is on board with the idea.


As Ohio Governor John Kasich stood beside his Kentucky counterpart announcing the states would be working together to build a new bridge, he didn't shy away from letting a roomful of officials and reporters know that a toll would be part of it.

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Brent Spence Bridge
4:30 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Bridge coalition launches awareness effort

Michael Keating

A group aiming to speed up the timeline and reduce the cost of replacing the Brent Spence Bridge is stepping up public awareness efforts.

The Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition is advocating a public-private partnership to replace the aging Brent Spence. The group believes with corporate involvement and federal funding and cooperation, the bridge can be replaced more quickly and for less.

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