Abramson expects good news on Ohio River Bridges Project by early next year

12/15/2011 03:45 PM

New Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson is optimistic that more information will be unveiled early next year regarding the possibility of the Ohio River Bridges Project starting in 2012.

Speaking to Pure Politics after his first official economic development announcement as the second-in-command, Abramson said he expects the details of a financing plan to come “in the first quarter” of next year.

And he agreed with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, who said that the upcoming legislative session is the right time for Kentucky to pay up it’s share of the project that would build two new bridges connecting Kentucky and Indiana.

Abramson, who was succeeded by Fischer as Louisville mayor, has been part of the talks to build the project for decades.

And he also praised his boss, Gov. Steve Beshear and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels for helping move the project along.

-Reporting and video production by Nick Storm and Kenny Colston

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