The Sherman Minton Bridge connecting Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind., will be closed three weeks for inspection and could be closed up to six months for repairs. According to the AP, the bridge carries about 89,000 vehicles a day. Losing it for three weeks minimum has to hurt.
Back in 1977, the Silver Memorial Bridge up in my part of the river was closed for three or four months when cracks were discovered in its structural steel. Lucky for the locals, we had free ferry service for use while the bridge was closed.