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Sherman Minton Bridge

Sherman Minton Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Through arch bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1959 - 1962
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, North America
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA, North America
  • Ohio River
  • Interstate I-64
  • U.S. Route 150
Part of:
Carries Interstate 64
Coordinates: 38° 16' 42.00" N    85° 49' 19.00" W

Technical Information


main span 240 m
width 13 m
total length 625.7 m


cost of construction United States dollar 14 800 000


5 February 2009

A fifteen container coal barge loses power, is pushed downstream by the current and then strikes the bridge's central pier. The Indiana Department of Transportation closes the bridge for several hours to inspect it for damage. When no damage is found, the bridge is reopened later the same day.

9 September 2011

The bridge is closed because cracks in main loadbearing members are found during an inspection.


Named for US Senator and Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton.



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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20009524
Created: 27/06/2003
Last Updated: 29/07/2014