RiverLink is the tolling system for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. The project includes the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge in downtown Louisville (I-65), the revamping of the existing Kennedy Bridge in downtown Louisville (also I-65), a new Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting the extension of the Snyder Freeway (I-265) with Southern Indiana (state road 265) and the rebuilding of the I-65, I-64 and I-71 interchanges. The system features all-electronic tolling, which requires no toll booths, no coin machines, no lines and no stopping.
Introduction: About RiverLink
Drivers save $2 per crossing by opening a prepaid account
Here’s a winning tip for Kentucky Derby visitors: You can save money on tolls if you open a prepaid RiverLink account before using the three tolled Ohio River bridges.
Derby and summer likely to bring more out-of-town drivers
More drivers are taking advantage of the new and improved transportation options provided by the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Traffic on the three tolled bridges — the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge – climbed more than 15 percent from the end of January to the end of March. read more…
The first full month of tolling is complete on three Ohio River bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana. Tolling on the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge started Dec. 30.
The number of crossings with transponders climbed each week, with 56.5 percent of vehicles with transponders the last full week of January. Nearly 60 percent of vehicles crossing this week had transponders. Drivers with prepaid accounts and transponders pay the lowest rates. read more…
How All-Electronic Tolling Works
Tolling takes place on the Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the Kennedy Bridge and the new Lewis and Clark Bridge. Sensors and video cameras are placed on each of these bridges. Drivers have the choice of using a transponder or having the system capture a photo of their license plate.
A transponder is an electronic device that typically is placed inside the front windshield of your vehicle. There are two types of RiverLink transponders. One type is a RiverLink local transponder that works only on the local tolled bridges within the Greater Louisville/Southern Indiana Metro area. Your first local tag per vehicle is free.
Registered Plate Capture
Those choosing not to use a transponder may also open a prepaid account and register their license plate with the system. With each crossing, cameras will recognize the license plate and automatically deduct the proper toll from the account.
Unregistered Plate Capture
The third option requires no preregistration. Each vehicle’s license plate is photographed and the owner is sent an invoice in the mail. This method has the highest tolls as administrative costs are highest.
For passenger vehicles with roof top luggage, accessories, and/or cargo, if the height exceeds 7 ½ feet, you will be charged as a medium vehicle, $5.00 if you have a transponder. Please click here for more information on RiverLink tolling rates. Vehicles may be re-classified to a higher rate due to the height of cargo or due to pulling a trailer. These crossing do not qualify for the Frequent User Discount.