NewsPublic Affairs / December 13, 2016

Tolling Begins Later This Month On Three Ohio River Bridges

Courtesy RiverLink

Courtesy RiverLink

The Indiana Department of Transportation says tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Dec. 30.

Tolled bridges include the two I-65 bridges connecting Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana, the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge.The new East End bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Kentucky with State Road 265 in Utica, Indinana opens Dec. 18 and will also be tolled.

The tolls will be collected by RiverLink a new, all-electronic tolling system, which will eliminate the need for stopping, no slowing traffic. Toll rates range from $2-$12, depending on the size of vehicle and whether the driver has a RiverLink account and transponder.

Drivers with transponders will pay the lowest toll rates. All E-ZPass transponders, including the I-PASS from Illinois and the Indiana Toll Road E-ZPass, will automatically work with the RiverLink system. Drivers without transponders will get bills in the mail, and pay higher toll rates. Drivers who don't pay their tolls will be charged a penalty and may face restrictions on vehicle registration until tolls and penalties are paid.

Opening a RiverLink Account

Drivers can open a personal account online at, by phone at 855-RIV-LINK or in person at one of two RiverLink customer service centers. A personal account can include up to four vehicles, with a minimum balance of $20 to open the account. The account balance rolls over month to month.

For businesses with more than four vehicles, INDOT recommends calling a specialized customer service representative at 855-RIV-LINK.

Choice of Transponders

A RiverLink local transponder is free, one per registered vehicle. The small sticker adheres to the inside of the vehicle's windshield, is non-transferable and will work only on tolled bridges between Louisville and Southern Indiana.

A RiverLink E-ZPass transponder is $15 per transponder. It’s mounted on the inside of the windshield, is portable from vehicle to vehicle registered to a single account and works in all 16 E-ZPass states.


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