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Inspections, lane closures start Monday on Sherman Minton Bridge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- I-64 drivers who take the Sherman Minton Bridge from Louisville to New Albany should be prepared for some traffic delays.

Starting Monday, INDOT will be inspecting the bridge to help determine what maintenance work needs to be done before the bridge is painted. 

It's one of only two bridges from Louisville to Indiana that isn't tolled.

In 2011, the Sherman Minton was suddenly shut down after cracks were found in the bridge's beams. 

Local drivers are weary of what this week's inspection will find, and hope it's not a repeat of several years ago. 

"Man, because it was a rough time. We had to go all the way to Jeffersonville. It was taking me maybe like more than 20 minutes extra to get to my work," Gaurav Sharma said.

Drivers should be prepared for slower traffic and lane closures. 

During the last inspection in 2015, the Sherman Minton was rated in "fair or better condition."

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