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Tolling On Ohio River Bridges Will Begin This Month

Ohio River Bridges Project

Tolling on the two new Ohio River bridges and the Kennedy Bridge is set to begin Dec. 30, officials with the bridges project announced on Tuesday.

The tolled bridges include both the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the East End Bridge, as well as the renovated Kennedy. Tolls will run from $2 to $12 for drivers.

The announcement comes five days before the East End Bridge is expected to open. The cable-stay bridge will carry Interstate 265 traffic between Prospect, Kentucky and Utica, Indiana. It includes 8.5 miles of new road, and tunnels on the Kentucky side.

There will be no traditional toll booths slowing traffic on the new bridges. Instead, the all-electronic system will charge drivers as they travel under electronic sensors. If drivers don't have transponders for the RiverLink tolling system, cameras will record license plate numbers, and drivers will be billed to the address to which the vehicle is registered.

Bridges project officials are encouraging drivers to purchase or obtain the transponders before tolling begins, and those with transponders will pay the lowest rates. The Second Street and Shermon Minton bridges will not be tolled.

Here is a breakdown of the new tolling system: