It looks like President Obama has injected the aging, inadequate Brent Spence bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky into the jobs/stimulus debate. Here's how The Associated Press reported it.
Meanwhile, the Louisville area has billion-dollar needs of its own, and another problem came up this week.
And how I wish I could be in the Wheeling area Monday when the old bridge at Bridgeport, Ohio, goes into the river.
My last year of college, I had an English class that used a textbook with a poem about that area. I can't remember it exactly, but it went something like this:
For the Ohio River at Wheeling has two shores.
One in heaven
And the other in Bridgeport, Ohio.
And no one would die, only to find beyond death
I guess somebody really didn't like Bridgeport, Ohio.
Here's one version of the poem that I found online. It's different from what I remembered from those decades ago. Figures.