Group Backing New Ohio River Toll Bridge Makes the Rounds in DC

The Gleaner reports, “A delegation from Evansville [IN] and Henderson [KY} went to Washington, D.C., last week with the goal of keeping the Interstate 69 bridge project fresh on national officials’ minds.” The report adds, “The bridge would be built east of Ellis Park, providing a second point for vehicles to cross the Ohio River and easing U.S. 41 traffic. Cost estimates have ranged from $850 million to $1.4 billion.” Backers are banking on tolls to pay for the project which, the newspaper notes, has the longstanding support of former Indiana governor and current VP Mike Pence.