Clark County, IN - Jefferson County, KY
  • Design-Build
  • Cable-Stayed

Lewis and Clark Bridge

  • Design-Build
  • Cable-Stayed


The $1.1 billion East End Crossing project provides a new highway connection between Clark County, Indiana and Jefferson County, Kentucky, completing the I-265/KY-841/ IN-265 freeway corridor in the eastern suburbs of Louisville.

The design-build project features a new toll bridge over the Ohio River named for the famed explorers, Lewis and Clark.  High Steel fabricated 6,670 tons of structural steel for the new 2,280 ft cable-stayed bridge. 

The bridge design called for spans of 540’-1200’-540’, with two towers and 115’ conventional transition (back) spans at each end. The typical section is comprised of four, twelve-foot lanes in each direction with an 11-foot cantilevered multi-use walkway for a total width of 124 feet.  

For more information about High Steel's role in providing complex steel fabrication for this project, download the Spring 2017 issue of the High Steel Newsletter

Photos Courtesy Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project and Aerial Innovations


Steel Fabrication

  • Scope: Structural steel for main spans and transition spans
  • Steel Members: Floor beams, Edge girders, Deck anchors, Tower anchor boxes, Plate girders, and Diaphragms

Project Details

Project Specs

  • Bridge Type:  Cable-Stayed
  • Steel Tonnage: 6,670
  • Steel Types: A572/GR50, A588/GR50W, HPS70W
  • Coating: Painted

Project Team

  • Project Owners: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - Indiana DOT
  • Contractor: Walsh Construction Company / Vinci Construction JV
  • Prime Consultant:  Jacobs Engineering
  • Bridge Design Consultant: International Bridge Technologies, Inc.
  • Steel Detailer: Upstate Detailing (UDI)
  • Steel Fabricator: High Steel Structures LLC