- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new bridge across the Ohio River between downtown Louisville and southern Indiana has opened to vehicles.

A news release from the Ohio River Bridges Project says the Abraham Lincoln Bridge opened to traffic Sunday evening, one day after pedestrians were allowed to walk along the span.

The bridge carries northbound Interstate 65 traffic across the Ohio River, while the adjacent Kennedy Bridge will eventually carry only southbound traffic. Two lanes of I-65 South traffic will move to the Lincoln bridge later this month while the Kennedy Bridge undergoes improvements.

A news release says substantial completion of the downtown project is scheduled for December 2016. Another bridge between the two states is under construction in eastern Jefferson County.

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