September 1, 2014

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Bridge tolls appear likely in Northern Kentucky

The Brent Spence Bridge as seen from Covington. Political realities suggest that tolls will be needed to finance the replacement project. Photographer: Gary Landers/The Kentucky Enquirer.

By Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer

In about two months, transportation officials are expected to issue a report recommending tolls to help pay for the $2.5 billion replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge, as the Enquirer reported last week.

If this news came as a surprise, you haven’t been paying attention over the past few years, as the issue of tolling has been relentlessly debated in both public and political spheres.