Sherman Minton Bridge On Track For Early Completion

The Sherman Minton Bridge could be completed a week earlier than expected.

Sherman-Minton Bridge

Photo: Matthew (Flickr)

The contractor on the project will a receive $100,000 bonus for each day the bridge is complete before March 1.

The Sherman Minton Bridge between Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind., is expected to reopen about a week before the March 1 deadline. The prediction by the Indiana Department of Transportation means the bridge should reopen by late next week. INDOT’s Will Wingfield says no firm date is being set, because the weather and other factors could always come into play.

“We are getting into the more seasonable temperatures and weather patterns this year—just making sure all the right materials and equipment are in place,” he says.

Striping crews are getting ready for the move. They are restoring ramp lanes where I-64 meets I-265. Wingfield says there is also a big incentive for the Louisville-based Hall Contracting. It will receive a bonus of $100,000 for each day the bridge is completed before the deadline.

“It’s a potential large incentive on this project, and it will be worth it considering the inconvenience that is occurring on both sides of the river,” Wingfield says.

The bridge has been closed since September 9 when a significant crack was discovered.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/47K66VTGM2HM7N5FLKIV4AY3OM Jeff

    The The Sherman Minton Bridge connects Louisville, Ky and New Albany, Indiana NOT Jeffersonville, Indiana. LOL 

  • http://indianapublicmedia.org Indiana Public Media

    Thank you. We’ve fixed it. Now our text and picture are not conflicting.

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