A new Brent Spence Bridge
finally is on the way. In early 2022, Governors Mike DeWine and Andy Beshear announced that they would apply jointly for funds to update the deteriorating, traffic-laden bridge that spans their respective states of Ohio and Kentucky. Since then, the $3.6 billion project has expanded to include a toll-free, double-decker companion bridge and improvements to nearby green spaces. The project is scheduled to break ground in 2023, with "substantial completion" happening by 2029. In January, President Joe Biden delivered an address in Covington to celebrate the $1.635 billion award that the federal government is providing for the project, signaling that yes, this is all really — finally — happening for the notorious corridor that’s the No. 2 bottleneck in the nation for freight trucks. brentspencebridgecorridor.com.