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While Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Opposes Infrastructure Investment, Major Louisville, KY Bridge Shuts Down Over Safety

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Yesterday, ThinkProgress published a report detailing Republican Congressional leadership's opposition to infrastructure investments even as structural deficiencies in bridges and roadways persist in their home states. Among those is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, where 34 percent of bridges are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The Sherman Minton Bridge, one of three major bridges spanning the Ohio River between Louisville, KY and southern Indiana, was among the Kentucky bridges listed as deficient. And last night, the Sherman Minton Bridge was closed after further deficiencies, including cracks, were found in a load-bearing part of its structure.

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senator and his family should be required to use t... by Archie on Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 at 7:22:35 PM