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Tolls expected to be $1 for "frequent users" of new Ohio River bridges

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Tolls for the new Ohio River bridges are expected to be $1 for "frequent users" and will be collected entirely through transponders and high-resolution video, eliminating the need for toll booths that would slow traffic.

Other tolls are expected to be $2 for two-axle vehicles with transponders, $5 for medium trucks and $10 for heavy trucks.

"It appears that we're on track to meet our goal of fair and reasonable toll rates to help finance a major transportation improvement for the region," said Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock in a news release.

Those rates are not yet official; the Kentucky-Indiana Joint Tolling Board will set the rates later on.

Drivers using the bridges have two ways to pay.  They can use an electronic transponder that detects their vehicle, allowing the toll to be taken from an established account.

Lacking that, high-resolution video will capture an image of the vehicle's license plate, and the driver will be billed for the toll.

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