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Sherman Minton Bridge

Sherman Minton Bridge
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General Information

Beginning of works: 1959
Completion: 1962
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Through arch bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Crosses:
  • Ohio River
Carries:
  • 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

Dimensions

main span 240 m
width 13 m
total length 625.7 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 14 800 000

Chronology

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.

Notes

Named for US Senator and Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton.

Participants

Design

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20009524
  • Date created
    27/06/2003
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014