Bevin says he can work with new Ohio

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE -

Ken­tucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he can work with Ohio’s in­com­ing gover­nor on a so­lu­tion to fix a 57-year-old bridge the fed­eral gov­ern­ment has la­beled ob­so­lete.

The Cincin­nati En­quirer re­ports Bevin told news out­lets Thurs­day that he’s con­fi­dent he and Gov. Mike DeWine can find a plan for the Brent Spence Bridge. Bevin says a so­lu­tion will likely in­volve tolls.

He says the fed­eral gov­ern­ment won’t pay for more than one-third of the $2.5 bil­lion pro­ject.

The bridge over the Ohio River be­tween Cov­ing­ton, Ken­tucky, and Cincin­nati has been the re­gion’s top trans­porta­tion is­sue for decades. It car­ries more than dou­ble the traf­fic it was de­signed for.

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