Indiana and Kentucky are seeking to fast-track a new bridge over the Ohio River between Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky. Using design-build to replace the badly deteriorated 3,181-ft-long steel-truss superstructure and modify the concrete piers means opening a new bridge in 2012, rather than finishing environmental processes in 2012, says Kevin Hetrick, INDOT project manager. Initial estimates peg the total cost at about $131 million. The federal government will pay $20 million through an ARRA TIGER grant. Indiana and Kentucky will split the remaining cost equally. INDOT plans to open bids on Sept. 15. The bridge will be closed in
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