Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing Named 2017 National Project of The Year
The American Society of Highway Engineers named the Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing project as the 2017 National Project of the Year. The award was presented to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Jacobs Engineering Group and Walsh Construction.
The recently completed Downtown Crossing includes the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge that carries six lanes of I-65 North traffic, an improved Kennedy Bridge that carries six lanes of I-65 South traffic and improved interstate connections on both sides of the river. The project also included the construction of more than 60 new ramps and overpasses and nearly 50 miles of new roadway. At the height of the project, more than 800 people worked on the Downtown Crossing.
The Downtown Crossing has improved safety, increased cross-river mobility and opened the door to new economic opportunities.