Work on the new bridge spanning the Ohio River is scheduled to start in early 2022. The bridge will connect Kentucky and Indiana, carrying Interstate 69. Federal funding will be required to provide a significant portion of the finance required.
The new bridge will be tolled and will be called the Ohio River Crossing. It will carry two lanes in either direction. The project is being managed jointly by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Kentucky Department of Transportation. According to INDOT, one of the existing US 41 Ohio River bridges will be retained, although it will be used for local traffic only and will not be tolled. This existing structure is being retained due to its historic importance as well as its good overall condition.