The Combs-Hehl Bridge connects Kentucky to Ohio and spans the Ohio River east of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the eastern-most Ohio River crossing in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, and was opened on December 19, 1979 as the last segment of Interstate 275 to be completed in Kentucky and Ohio.(1) Named after the Combs-Hehl Bridge after former governor Bert Combs and Campbell County Judge-Executive Lambert Hehl, the new span carried six-lanes of traffic and two full left and right shoulders.


  • Designation: Interstate 275
  • Crosses: Ohio River
  • Bridge type: Cantiliver
  • Number of lanes: 6
  • Cost: $30.5 million
Further Reading
  1. Clade Wade Bailey Bridge at Structurae
  1. Reis, Jim. “I-75 changed face of northern Kentucky.” Kentucky Post 8 July 2002. 26 Nov. 2007: 4K.