Local/Regional News
1:14 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Obama, Beshear Discuss Northern Kentucky Bridge Project

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- President Barack Obama has completed a brief visit to northern Kentucky where he had a follow-up discussion with Governor Steve Beshear about a proposal to replace the Brent Spence Bridge that connects Kentucky and Ohio at Cincinnati.

The president visited with Beshear and his wife at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport on Monday.

Beshear said afterward that Obama remains "very interested in getting that project going." Beshear said he assured Obama that he would be working with Ohio Gov. John Kasich "to make something happen."

The president visited the half-century-old bridge last year, proclaiming the need to replace it. But funding for the $2.4 billion project remains elusive.