From Friday’s New York Times Corrections:
An article on Feb. 19 about the debate over a $2.6 billion effort to build two bridges linking Kentucky and southern Indiana contained a number of errors.
That number being seven – count ‘em, seven – not to get technical about it.
Of the two bridges, it is the one known as the Downtown bridge, in Louisville — not the so-called East End bridge — that would potentially affect historic homes in Jeffersonville, Ind.
The main reasons that the River Fields conservancy group opposes the East End bridge are concerns that the bridge would not significantly improve traffic or address all safety issues — not because of the possible effects on the homes in Jeffersonville.
Besides River Fields, the National Trust for Historic Preservation was also a plaintiff in a settlement that ordered the two states to set aside money to help preserve and relocate some of the Jeffersonville properties.
The primary factor in delays of the bridges’ construction has been one of financing — not the lawsuit brought by the two groups.
The project has substantial federal financing; it is not the case that federal support is “not much.” (Federal funds are estimated to cover at least 60 percent and perhaps as high as 80 percent of the cost.)
Although planning for an eastern bridge began about 40 years ago, the two-bridge project has not been under debate for 40 years.
And a correction in this space on Saturday was published in error, before research had been completed on all of the questions raised about the article. That correction also erroneously stated that the East End bridge might affect the homes in Jeffersonville.
Not to get technical about it, but the reporter being thusly taken to the woodshed is Bobby Allyn.
Hey, Bobby. As William Baldwin said to the corrupt politician in Backdraft: “You see that glow flashing in the corner of your eye? That’s your career dissipation light. It just went into high gear.”