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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #500 on: February 27, 2018, 11:34:04 AM »

I have no idea what the holdup is in getting IN 265/KY 861 designated as I-265 between I-65 and I-71.

Have Indiana and Kentucky applied to FHWA/AASHTO for the designation?
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #501 on: February 27, 2018, 11:59:09 AM »

I wonder now how they handle rental cars.

Good question. I imagine the rental companies should be able to know who had possession of their car at the time of the toll being recorded, and can forward the bill to them/charge them for it.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #502 on: February 27, 2018, 01:11:36 PM »

I have no idea what the holdup is in getting IN 265/KY 861 designated as I-265 between I-65 and I-71.

Have Indiana and Kentucky applied to FHWA/AASHTO for the designation?

I don't know.  I no longer live in the area so wouldn't have seen any local news coverage of the process of applying for and receiving the designation.  I can't think of a reason why they would be waiting.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #503 on: February 27, 2018, 02:18:47 PM »

I wonder now how they handle rental cars.

Good question. I imagine the rental companies should be able to know who had possession of their car at the time of the toll being recorded, and can forward the bill to them/charge them for it.

I blew a toll with a Canadian rental car on the Illinois Turnpike and forgot to pay by mail (as I had intended to do), the rental agency tracked me down.

I did Texas Toll Highway 130 a few years ago in a rental car, and was never billed, and (as I mentioned up thread) I've driven both Louisville bridges in a rental car and not been billed for that.

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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #504 on: February 28, 2018, 10:17:02 AM »

I wonder now how they handle rental cars.

Good question. I imagine the rental companies should be able to know who had possession of their car at the time of the toll being recorded, and can forward the bill to them/charge them for it.

I blew a toll with a Canadian rental car on the Illinois Turnpike and forgot to pay by mail (as I had intended to do), the rental agency tracked me down.

I did Texas Toll Highway 130 a few years ago in a rental car, and was never billed, and (as I mentioned up thread) I've driven both Louisville bridges in a rental car and not been billed for that.

Probably depends on how many tolls you rack up.  Can't imagine it's worth it to chase someone down for $4.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #505 on: February 28, 2018, 11:36:58 AM »

^ I'm kind of surprised how difficult it can be to pay tolls online.  This is getting off topic, but after I drove Highway 130 in Texas I actively tried to pay my toll online by entering the car's licence plate number on their website.  The website never indicated a record of the transaction for my trip for me to pay.  I don't know if the toll road operators do that for privacy reasons or what, but it seems like a missed opportunity for a toll road operator.

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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #506 on: February 28, 2018, 11:40:34 AM »


Probably depends on how many tolls you rack up.  Can't imagine it's worth it to chase someone down for $4.

7.5 years ago, I was in Austin for a friend's wedding and used Texas Toll SH 183A in a rental car - a few weeks later, got the bill (even though I had asked the rental car company when I booked if they would cover the fees, and they had said so) at my Sacramento residence I was living in back then.

Toll was probably something like $3 total.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #507 on: February 28, 2018, 12:24:45 PM »

Ditto. I didn't have a transponder so it was pay-by-plate on SR 183A.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #508 on: March 01, 2018, 08:56:50 PM »

^ I'm kind of surprised how difficult it can be to pay tolls online.  This is getting off topic, but after I drove Highway 130 in Texas I actively tried to pay my toll online by entering the car's licence plate number on their website.  The website never indicated a record of the transaction for my trip for me to pay.  I don't know if the toll road operators do that for privacy reasons or what, but it seems like a missed opportunity for a toll road operator.
It took me 2 months to get my invoice from the 65 bridge, then when I paid online they double charged my card. Im not going to raise a fuss over 4 extra bucks, but imagine how many extra dollars they are making if this is a regular occurrence.


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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #509 on: March 03, 2018, 04:04:23 PM »

I work for a company that rents tractor trailers -  it has been a nightmare dealing with River Link, and even River Link has told us to visit them in person when adding or removing a truck.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #510 on: March 14, 2018, 08:14:26 AM »

I put together a video tour of the new Louisville Bridges from last summer:

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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #511 on: March 14, 2018, 02:46:20 PM »

Thanks for posting. Though it was too bad you didn't actually cross the new span on I-65.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #512 on: March 14, 2018, 03:43:34 PM »

^ That's a fair point.  It's been sometime since I did the drive obviously, but I think the reason that I went the direction that I did is that I would have been driving straight into the morning sun on I-265 if I had have traveled in the clockwise direction.  After I had driven both bridges, I didn't really want to foot the bill for another toll on I-65 to go north, though that would have been a moot point since I never got a bill anyways.

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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #513 on: March 15, 2018, 09:53:29 AM »

Looking at the I-65 bridges, one has to wonder how long they plan on keeping the old southbound span up? That northbound span looks very cool indeed!
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #514 on: March 15, 2018, 10:20:21 AM »

Looking at the I-65 bridges, one has to wonder how long they plan on keeping the old southbound span up? That northbound span looks very cool indeed!

Indefinitely. It's only 50 years old, underwent a major rehab after the northbound bridge was built, and basically half of the traffic it once carried is now switched over to the new bridge.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #515 on: March 15, 2018, 01:23:03 PM »

A lot of structural members - mainly the floor beams, were also replaced.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #516 on: April 03, 2018, 12:58:00 AM »

The riverlink facebook page is a a good read if you look at the comments.

There are a WHOLE lot of p/o people down there.

https://www.facebook.com/RiverLinkTolls/
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #517 on: April 03, 2018, 08:16:22 AM »

FWIW my fianc and I traveled over the I65 bridges on the way to and from Nashville the first weekend in March and I already received and paid my $8 bill. Seemed to work as expected in my case.
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Re: I-265 Ohio River Bridge
« Reply #518 on: April 05, 2018, 01:15:50 PM »

16 million dollars just to run the toll authority... money that isn't going to retiring the bonds.
http://www.wdrb.com/story/37830991/it-cost-nearly-16-million-to-run-riverlink-last-year-where-did-that-money-go
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