Tolls begin for bridges linking Kentucky, Indiana

Vice President-elect and Gov. Mike Pence dubbed the new Indiana - Kentucky bridge the "Lewis and Clark Bridge" (photo courtesy WAVE-TV)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The group overseeing tolling on the new Ohio River bridges connecting Kentucky and Indiana said electronic tolls for motorists began at 4 a.m. Friday.

RiverLink said the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge will all require tolls.

The all-electronic tolling system means there will be no stopping and no coin machines.

Toll rates will range from $2 to $12, depending on vehicle size and whether the driver has a RiverLink account and transponder. Officials say drivers with transponders will pay the lowest toll rates. Drivers without transponders will get bills in the mail and pay higher toll rates.

Cameras will capture the license plates of drivers without transponders and bills will be sent in the mail.

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