barack_obama_14.jpgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have a chance to talk to President Barack Obama about the closed Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville on Thursday when the president visits the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati.


Fischer said he was invited Tuesday to meet with Obama.

The Louisville bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the river between Louisville and New Albany, Ind., was closed one day after Obama urged Congress in a nationally televised speech to pass his jobs bill, specifically citing the Brent Spence Bridge connecting northern Kentucky to Cincinnati as in dire need of repair.

Fischer said he will “stress as strongly as possible'' the need for federal support and also plans to discuss the project to build additional bridges in Louisville.