I don’t always have bridges named after me…but when I do, they have cracks thicker than my eyebrows
If you listened to the radio show today, you heard Matt mention the crisis striking Kentuckiana regarding the indefinite closing of the Sherman Minton (pictured above) bridge. I’ve heard incredible horror stories of 2 to 3 hours of traffic coming from New Albany and further down I-64. The cities are taking measures to ease the issues, but looks like it will be impossible to cure this while the SM bridge is out of commission.
As someone who grew up in New Albany and goes back often, this really put a damper on my plans of returning soon. I understand that Indiana sucks (agreed) but this could hurt businesses in the area. Roger Baylor, owner of the New Albanian Brewing Company (if you love beer, PLEASE go here), hopes this will give travelers and locals both a chance to embrace ‘buying local’ a little more.
Okay, enough with that serious stuff. Real people are being affected by this! The amount of people late to work and class is astronomic right now. Everyday, employers must be wondering where the hell their employees are, and assume they are stuck in the abyss of traffic. Let’s take a look at all the people/things who seem to still be stuck in this insane bridge traffic and are MIA…
– Coach Cal from securing a Shabazz Muhammed commitment in Vegas
– Will Stein’s stilts to see over the O-line
– New Orleans’ special teams trying to find Randall Cobb
– Louisville’s secondary trying to find…everybody
– Bruce Pearl and his car full of groceries (including now melted ice cream)
– Teddy Bridgewater’s talent
– Kige Ramsey returning from his Anorexic Anonymous meetings in Indiana
– #TeamJennifer and her husband on their way to breakup the Meijer scuffle
– Pat Forde on his way home from NCAA HQ in Indy
– Tyrone Williams (Jeffersonville WR) trying to visit UK
– Cat fans who like to start tailgating on Weds morning
– The missing 14th SEC team
– Charlie Strong’s hope
– Matt Jones from collecting from his bookie
– Ricky P, Tim, and Karen on their way to Cincy…again
Okay, well I guess we should ask our loyal readers how it’s been for them. So, tell us, how’s this crazy bridge stuff treating you?