Located in Louisville Kentucky, the Lewis and Clark Bridge is a major bridge facility. The Lewis and Clark Bridge is one of the most traveled bridges in Kentucky.
Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Ohio River carries Interstate 265. It is located between Kentucky, Louisville, and Indiana. The entire construction project aimed at relieving traffic congestion in the Louisville region. Besides the construction of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, the project also involved the construction of the Abraham Lincoln Bridge and Drumanard Tunnel, the renovation of the Kennedy Memorial Bridge, as well as the rebuilding of the Interstates 64, 65, and 71 interchanges in Louisville.
Lewis and Clark Bridge – overview
The Lewis and Clark Bridge is part of the so-called RiverLink project that links Kentucky with Indiana over the Ohio River. The bridge connects the Gene Snyder Freeway in Kentucky with State Road 265 in Indiana. It’s a toll facility and a part of a ring road around the Louisville metropolitan area. Before it was opened and renamed by Indiana officials in 2016, the bridge was known as the East End Bridge for 30 years. Tolling started right after the new bridge was opened to traffic. The facility also provides for bicycling and walking.
Plans for the Ohio River Bridges Projects started in 2002 after the conference where the initiation of the $22.1 million Ohio River Bridges Study was announced. The eastern bypass of the metropolitan area along I-265 was necessary to relieve traffic congestion, and so was a second Interstate 65 bridge. By December 2006, a bridge type was selected – a cable-stayed suspension bridge with two convex diamond towers and suspension cables that radiated down to the center of the span.
Lewis and Clark Bridge tolls
For a 2-axle vehicle that is less than 7.5 feet in height, you will pay $2.10 with a prepaid account and tag. If you don’t have a tag, you will pay a bit more – $3.16. If you choose a Pay by Mail option (with an unregistered plate), you will pay the highest rate of $4.20.
If your vehicle is higher than 7.5 feet, you will be charged a medium vehicle toll rate of:
$5.26 if you have a prepaid account and tag.
$6.30 if you don’t have a tag but use a prepaid account.
$7.36 with unregistered plate (Pay by Mail option).
If your vehicle is a truck, it will be classified as medium (2-axle trucks higher than 7.5 feet, 3-axle trucks, and 4-axle trucks) or heavy (5 or more axles) vehicles.
Lewis and Clark Bridge tolls are operated and managed by RiverLink. This toll facility only has electronic tolling, there are no cash booths. If you missed a toll and you don’t have a RiverLink account or compatible pass from other states, you will receive an invoice (it will be sent to the license plate registered address). The toll rate will be higher. You can pay the invoice using your credit or debit card. The best way to avoid higher fees to use a RiverLink account and your personally-owned transponder tag.
If you have any questions about Lewis and Clark Bridge tolls and payments, you reach out to one of the tolling agencies in Kentucky. These are RiverLink and E-ZPass Group.
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