The Indiana Department of Transportation says Louisville's Sherman Minton Bridge could reopen about a week earlier than the original March 1 deadline. Workers are nearly finished installing steel reinforcement plates on the 50 year old bridge. The span has been closed since September 9, when a crack was discovered in a load-bearing support beam. Officials say striping crews will be out this week restoring ramp configurations along the detour routes. The Sherman Minton Bridge reinforcement work is being conducted by Louisville-based Hall Contracting.