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Driving to Louisville in 2017? Get ready to pay more

Posted at 1:51 PM, Dec 13, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you frequently travel over the Ohio River to get to Louisville (or farther south), get ready to pay for it.

The Interstate 65 bridges connecting Indiana to Kentucky will be tolled beginning Dec. 30, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The East End Bridge will also be tolled.

Vehicles traveling over the two bridges, the Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, will be tolled from $2-$12, depending on many factors.

INDOT is using RiverLink to handle the tolling process. RiverLink is an all-electronic tolling system, meaning there aren't lines of people stopping to pay tolls.

If you have a RiverLink account with money in it, and a transponder, the money will be automatically deducted from your account. If you don't, you'll get a bill in the mail with your toll.

INDOT warns that drivers who don't pay their tolls will be charged a penalty and may face restrictions on future vehicle registrations.

People with a RiverLink account and a transponder will also pay a lower toll cost.

For more information on RiverLink, visit

The I-64 and the U.S. 31 bridges across the Ohio River will not be tolled.

The following are the toll rates for the vehicles, and if they have a transponder: