Today the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority released a report suggesting a $3 toll-- each way-- on the Ohio River bridges.
I don't really get my politics on in this blog. So, I don't want to talk about what you think about the proposed tolls (although I hope your answer is [a] bad idea [b] really bad idea or [c] worst idea ever).
What I want to talk about is-- what in Southern Indiana would be worth paying an extra six bucks for?
I've been very forthright since I moved here that I am practically allergic to crossing the bridges into Southern Indiana. Sure, I have a mild bridge phobia, but it does deeper than that. It's... it's just a "thing."
And it's NOT an "Indiana" thing-- don't get all "You're a Louisville snob" on me. When I lived in New Orleans, I knew empirically that the nearest Home Depot/Target/etc was across the bridge on the West Bank, but I persisted in traveling an extra 10 minutes or so to the stores in Metairie (an equally hideous suburb) for the entire nine years I lived there.
Roommate & I cross the river every month or so to visit his family in Columbus, Indiana. I once crossed the river to go to a rocking holiday party in New Albany. I'll still make those kinds of trips, of course.
But what else is worth the extra $6 that a bridge crossing may end up costing you? Comment below, email me at lou [at] loueyville.com, or tweet me @loueyville, and if I get enough responses, I'll post a list.
I'll start you off: I think I'd be okay with paying $6 for an occasional seasonal Huber's visit. Likely in the fall. For pumpkins and apples.