Ohio gov says will keep spending on bridge project

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's governor says the state will keep moving ahead on a major Ohio River bridge project that's in funding trouble on the Kentucky side.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1oZq0qR ) he still has confidence that there will be funding from Kentucky, which has control of the bridge.

Kentucky legislators are opposing tolls to help pay for a project estimated at $2.6 billion. Ohio has committed $84 million to bridge-related highway work, and Kasich says he doesn't want to do anything to slow the project.

Kasich says he believes Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and other leaders will figure out a way on bridge funding.

The five-decade-old bridge between Cincinnati and Covington, Ky., is considered functionally obsolete because of excessive traffic, narrow lanes and other issues.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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