Best Of 2017

Best major bridge that needs a break: Brent Spence Bridge

Best major bridge that needs a break

When the Brent Spence Bridge collapses and sends eight lanes of vehicles into the Ohio River, we will all wonder why construction of a new bridge hadn’t begun in 2016. After all, we had a president who wanted to spend more on infrastructure, a House speaker (John Boehner) from the Ohio side and the Senate majority leader (Mitch McConnell) from the Kentucky side. That perfect storm for success went for naught. Meanwhile, Louisville opened one new Ohio River bridge and is building another. Maybe it’s because that city has a democratic congressman.