Sherman Minton BridgeEdit profile
The Sherman Minton Bridge is an through arch bridge spanning the Ohio River, carrying I-64 and US 150 over the river between Kentucky and Indiana. The bridge connects the west side of Louisville, Kentucky to downtown New Albany, Indiana.
The bridge is an unusual double-deck configuration—westbound traffic from Kentucky to Indiana travels on the upper deck of the bridge, while eastbound traffic from Indiana into Kentucky travels on the lower deck of the bridge.
The bridge was built in 1962 and is named for Supreme Court justice (1949-1956) and long-time New Albany resident Sherman Minton. It was designed by Hazelet & Erdal, of Louisville, now URS Corp. and built at a cost of $14.8 million.
The American Institute of Steel Construction in 1961 called it the most beautiful long-span bridge of the year, while it was being constructed.