LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Repairs on a closed Ohio River bridge connecting Kentucky and Indiana are halfway complete, and the prime contractor says the work will be finished by the start of March.
Crews are working 12 hours a day, seven days a week to fasten more steel to reinforce the ailing Sherman Minton Bridge. The heavily traveled span along Interstate 64 was closed Sept. 9 after a crack was found in a steel support beam.
Tom Roberts, a vice president for Hall Contracting of Kentucky, said Tuesday that workers won't meet a Jan. 27 deadline to secure a $1 million incentive offered by the Horseshoe Foundation.
The contractor faces a March 2 deadline set by Indiana officials.
Roberts says the company is on pace to finish the work by March 1 or earlier.