BRADENTON, Fla. - Kentucky and Indiana have settled the 2009 federal lawsuit filed by two nonprofit organizations that had the potential to derail the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, according to state officials.

The 29-page proposed agreement with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and River Fields Inc., and a joint motion to dismiss the complaint, were filed with the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Kentucky. Both still must be approved by Federal Judge John Heyburn.

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