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Old 09-09-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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Sherman Minton Bridge shut down due to structural crack; take alternate route | WHAS11.com Louisville

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mitch Daniels ordered the immediate closure of the Sherman-Minton Bridge between Indiana and Kentucky near Louisville.
Indiana and Kentucky transportation officials were informed Friday of the discovery of a concerning crack in the critical load-carrying element of the bridge on Thursday. Structural engineers from the state and private sectors, as well as from engineering universities, recommended closing the bridge today after examining Thursday’s data. Experts have been at the bridge in past weeks performing ongoing maintenance and detailed inspections.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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what about the US 31 bridge? or is that closed too? Man i don't think i can travel to louisville anytime soon until that is fixed its going to be HELL for motorist.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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what about the US 31 bridge? or is that closed too? Man i don't think i can travel to louisville anytime soon until that is fixed its going to be HELL for motorist.
The 31 bridge is still open.

This is going to be interesting, to say the least.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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It is not only going to have major ramifications for traffic, but will negatively impact the economy here for months, and likely significantly delay the Louisville bridges project.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Sherman Minton bridge shut down - WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community

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Indiana Dept. of Transportation Chief of Staff Bob Zier told WDRB News the crack runs across two of eleven load-supporting beams of the bridge.

Zier said that he would not have sent his own family across the bridge in its current condition, and that he told some of them Friday to stay away.

Police say the shutdown is not related to any terror threat.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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It is not only going to have major ramifications for traffic, but will negatively impact the economy here for months, and likely significantly delay the Louisville bridges project.
I don't know. Hopefully it will speed up the bridges project. This is one of those situations where an east end bridge would really come in handy. In the meantime however, yeah, this is going to be a big pain. I'm going to have to start commuting to Salem for work so I'm glad I can at least head across I-65 and up hwy 60
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Is this the double decker bridge~?
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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Is this the double decker bridge~?
Yeah. I've posted more info at Keith's site in the politics forum. Good to see you here, Veggie.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Yeah. I've posted more info at Keith's site in the politics forum. Good to see you here, Veggie.
Hey O'man I can't find it on the politics forum. Send me a private message there to where it is. Thanks
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Hey O'man I can't find it on the politics forum. Send me a private message there to where it is. Thanks
An example of why insfrastructure improvements are at a critical point
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