What's the hold up? For 40 years, Ohio River bridges project has languished

10/26/2010 07:32 PM

The Ohio River bridges project has been stuck in the mud for four decades. And it has been an undertone of the mayor’s race between Republican Hal Heiner and Democrat Greg Fischer.

Funding for the $4.1 billion project for a downtown bridge, an East End bridge and a re-worked Spaghetti Junction is just one hurdle. (The funding took another hit last week when the project’s grant application failed to snare $135 million in federal funding).

Here’s a look at where the project stands politically:

UPDATE: In a phone interview after this piece ran, Tyler Allen said that the bridges issue wasn’t the only reason he endorse Republican Hal Heiner. In the piece, it is reflected that it’s the sole reason Allen endorsed Heiner.

- Video produced by Kenny Colston with additional reporting by Jenny McLendon

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