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Residents comment on I-69 bridge proposals

John Gibson

Dozens of people attended the first of two open houses to learn more about proposed corridors for an I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson. 

I-69 Ohio River Crossing spokeswoman Mindy Peterson told the gathering at Milestones that officials want to hear from the public about the 3 proposed paths, two of which would eliminate the Twin Bridges.

WNIN News asked consultant Dan Prevost if tolls on a new bridge, and possibly on one or two of the Twin Bridges are a certainty…

(It's by no means a foregone conclusion. It's something we have to look at, though. It has to be part of the evaluation.)

Donna Crowe lives in Evansville, works in Henderson, and crosses the Ohio River twice a day. She favors the central corridor and keeping at least one of the Twin Bridges as an alternative and an economic necessity…

(Possibly eliminating both of the Twin Bridges is a disaster for the Henderson Strip. Nobody's going there if you can't get there.)

Judy Krueger of Evansville also prefers the center corridor and wishes the process could move faster…

(When I lived in San Antonio, in 90 days we had all the right-of-ways for an interstate between San Antonio and Sea World.)

Residents filled out comment cards and recorded messages.

Another open house is Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 at Henderson Community College.

Credit John Gibson