BRADENTON, Fla. – Kentucky and Ohio released a study Thursday detailing options for jointly building and funding a new bridge across the Ohio River between Covington, Ky. and Cincinnati, which is part of a project estimated to cost as much as $2.9 billion.

The plan also involves renovating the two-deck, 50-year-old Brent Spence Bridge, which officials say is structurally sound but classified as “functionally obsolete” because of its narrow lanes, lack of emergency shoulders and limited visibility on the lower deck.

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