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GOP Leader Mitch McConnell Slammed For Opposing Infrastructure Investment That Closes Major Bridge 13 Miles From His KY

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The Sherman Minton Bridge, one of three major bridges spanning the Ohio River between Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana, was closed Friday after cracks were found in its structure. Roughly a quarter of America's bridges, and more than a third of Kentucky's, are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, a problem highlighted by recent reports that the country needs an immediate $2 trillion investment just to bring its infrastructure up to date.

The bridge closure came just days after Sen. Mitch McConnell (R), whose Kentucky home is less than 13 miles from the bridge, derided President Obama's jobs plan -- largely based on infrastructure investment -- as a "re-election plan."

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