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Site Feature: William H. Natcher Bridge
Posted: 10-Aug-2001 6:52AM CDT

Pictures: Aug. 9, 2001

These pictures were taken on August 9, 2001. On the Indiana side, one can drive right up to the bridge. It is at the intersection of IN 66 and US 231 north of Rockport; however, on the Kentucky side it is harder to reach. At the intersection of US 60 and the future US 231 northeast of Owensboro, one can turn onto the partially gravel Rockport Ferry Road. The bridge passes over this road. I saw several cars travel on the new approach road; however, it is still under construction, and I am sure most of these were employees. The foreman's office is located in a trailer off of Rockport Ferry Road.

Driving east on IN 66 facing Rockport and bridge.
Driving east on IN 66 facing Rockport and bridge.
The Indiana approach to the bridge.
The Indiana approach to the bridge.
Facing north on US 231: the roadbed for the Indiana approach is under construction.
Facing north on US 231: the roadbed for the Indiana approach is under construction.
The large coal power plant at Rockport.
The large coal power plant at Rockport.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. The bridge towers are visible between the trees.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. The bridge towers are visible between the trees.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. This is where work on the Indiana approach begins.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. This is where work on the Indiana approach begins.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. Both towers are visible as are ramps for the new interchange.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. Both towers are visible as are ramps for the new interchange.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. This is at the IN 66 intersection. Both towers and their cables are visible.
Facing south on US 231 towards the bridge. This is at the IN 66 intersection. Both towers and their cables are visible.
Taken near the IN 66/US 231 intersection. Both towers and the deck are visible.
Taken near the IN 66/US 231 intersection. Both towers and the deck are visible.
Taken near the IN 66/US 231 intersection. This is underneath the new bridge.
Taken near the IN 66/US 231 intersection. This is underneath the new bridge.
Taken near the IN 66/US 231 intersection. Here it can be seen there the deck of the bridge is not yet complete.
Taken near the IN 66/US 231 intersection. Here it can be seen there the deck of the bridge is not yet complete.
This is the intersection of US 231 and IN 66 north of Rockport.
This is the intersection of US 231 and IN 66 north of Rockport.
This the Indiana approach to the current US 231 bridge at Owensboro.
This the Indiana approach to the current US 231 bridge at Owensboro.
This the Indiana approach to the current US 231 bridge at Owensboro. This shows the truss section of the bridge.
This the Indiana approach to the current US 231 bridge at Owensboro. This shows the truss section of the bridge.
Traffic congestion at the Kentucky end of the Cary Bridge.
Traffic congestion at the Kentucky end of the Cary Bridge.
Signage at the eastern terminus of the US 60 bypass in Owensboro.
Signage at the eastern terminus of the US 60 bypass in Owensboro.
The eastern terminus of the US 60 bypass in Owensboro.
The eastern terminus of the US 60 bypass in Owensboro.
An older four lane section of US 60 east of Owensboro.
An older four lane section of US 60 east of Owensboro.
The new four lane section of US 60 east of Owensboro.
The new four lane section of US 60 east of Owensboro.
A view of the old two-lane US 60 from the new four-lane US 60.
A view of the old two-lane US 60 from the new four-lane US 60.
A newly four-laned section of US 60 east of Owensboro.
A newly four-laned section of US 60 east of Owensboro.
A newly four-laned section of US 60 east of Owensboro. The smoke stack and cooling towers of the Rockport power plant and the towers of the Natcher bridge are faintly visible.
A newly four-laned section of US 60 east of Owensboro. The smoke stack and cooling towers of the Rockport power plant and the towers of the Natcher bridge are faintly visible.
Here US 60 diverges from the four-lane approach to the William H. Natcher bridge. One tower and set of cables of the Natcher bridge are faintly visible.
Here US 60 diverges from the four-lane approach to the William H. Natcher bridge. One tower and set of cables of the Natcher bridge are faintly visible.
Here US 60 diverges from the four-lane approach to the William H. Natcher bridge.
Here US 60 diverges from the four-lane approach to the William H. Natcher bridge.
This is an odd US 60 sign just east of the bridge's approach road.
This is an odd US 60 sign just east of the bridge's approach road.
Cranes and the two towers of the William H. Natcher bridge are visible at the center of this photograph.
Cranes and the two towers of the William H. Natcher bridge are visible at the center of this photograph.
This is the approach road to the bridge. It is still closed.
This is the approach road to the bridge. It is still closed.
Two bridges over nothing along the Kentucky approach.
Two bridges over nothing along the Kentucky approach.
The bridge viewed from the Kentucky bank of the Ohio River.
The bridge viewed from the Kentucky bank of the Ohio River.
The bridge viewed from the Kentucky bank of the Ohio River.
The bridge viewed from the Kentucky bank of the Ohio River.
The barrier along the south approach of the bridge is still under construction.
The barrier along the south approach of the bridge is still under construction.
The Kentucky approach to the bridge is visible on the other side of the soybean field.
The Kentucky approach to the bridge is visible on the other side of the soybean field.
 
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