The Brent Spence Bridge project is more than just a new bridge.
This mega-transportation project includes construction of a new bridge, rehabilitation of the existing Brent Spence Bridge, and reconstruction of a 7.8-mile segment of I-75 from just north of the Western Hills Viaduct in Ohio to the Dixie Highway interchange in Fort Mitchell, Ky.
After construction is complete, both of these exits and the span of highway between them would be reconfigured and updated to accommodate new traffic patterns leading to the bridge. The total project cost is currently estimated at $2.7 billion, and that amount increases by three percent for each year the bridge is not built. Construction of the new bridge is only about one-third of the total project cost.
For more detailed information about the project, please see the Brent Spence Corridor website created by the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.