Sherman Minton Bridge
|Beginning of works:||1959|
Through arch bridge
|Function / usage:||
Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
|Coordinates:||38° 16' 42.00" N 85° 49' 19.00" W|
|main span||240 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.