New I-65 and I-265 bridges open, tolls for trucks cost $10-$12

The new East End bridge connecting Utica, Ind., to Prospect, Ky., opened over the weekend. Tolls will begin on this bridge and two others connecting Louisville to Indiana on Dec. 30. (Photo courtesy Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project)The new East End bridge connecting Utica, Ind., to Prospect, Ky., opened over the weekend. Tolls will begin on this bridge and two others connecting Louisville to Indiana on Dec. 30. (Photo courtesy Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project)

A new bridge over the Ohio River connecting Louisville, Ky., to Indiana — the third and final bridge as part of a $2.3 billion project — opened for travel Sunday, Dec. 18.

The East End bridge connects Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky., on I-265 and State Route 265. The other two bridges, the six-lane Abraham Lincoln Bridge on I-65 North and the renovated six-lane Kennedy Bridge on I-65 South in downtown Louisville, opened in the last year.

Large trucks will be charged between $10 and $12 per trip across the bridges.

All three bridges will be tolled beginning Friday, Dec. 30. The tolling project, dubbed RiverLink, is all-electronic with no toll booths.

RiverLink says the Sherman Minton Bridge on I-64 and the Clark Memorial Bridge on U.S. 31 will not be tolled as part of the project.

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