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Paul: Securing Sherman Minton Bridge Should Be Top Priority

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., received an emergency briefing from federal officials regarding the Sherman Minton Bridge on Wednesday.The bridge was recently closed after an inspector found a crack in the main load-bearing portion of the 50-year-old span, which connects Louisville to southern Indiana.Paul says he spoke with Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez about what actions the government could take and says securing the bridge is a top priority."Kentucky’s transportation infrastructure—and the safety of those who travel in our state—is of utmost importance to me and I will continue to monitor this situation as a high priority," he says. "I asked Administrator Mendez if the Federal Highway Administration had an emergency priority list for situations like this, and while they do not, I suggested they create one and put this project at the top of the list."

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