The new bridge is now the Abraham Lincoln Bridge
Louisville, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has named the new Downtown Louisville bridge, the Abraham Lincoln bridge.
In a press conference this afternoon, Beshear said he could think of nobody more deserving than the 16th president of the United States.
“No other Kentuckian has done more for us … naming this bridge in his honor is a fitting tribute to a …moralist and leader,” Beshear said.
Beshear says it’s fitting that the bridge links Kentucky (where Lincoln was born) and Indiana (where he lived as a boy).
The public is invited to walk the bridge this Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
You’ll still have to pay tolls to cross that bridge — anywhere between $1 and $12 a crossing.