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KY 2262 Ohio River "Blue" Bridge Closures for Festival Activities Sept 11-13 at OWENSBORO
Posted: 10-Sep-2015 2:12PM CDT

The bridge over the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro will be temporarily closed during a festival in the city from September 11th to the 13th. The press release from the Department of Highways includes some facts and figures regarding the bridge that once carried US 231 into Indiana:


The City of Owensboro has a permit to temporarily halt traffic on the KY 2262 Ohio River “Blue” Bridge at specific times for a Bridge Day celebration and the Owensboro Air Show on September 11, 12 and 13, 2015.

The KY 2262 Ohio River “Blue” Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic at the following times:

Friday, September 11th

2:00 p.m., CDT, to 4:00 p.m.- Air Show Practice

Saturday, September 12th

8:00 a.m., CDT, to 4:30 p.m.- Bridge Day & Air Show

Sunday, September 13th

2:30 p.m., CDT, to 4:30 p.m.- Air Show

The City of Owensboro will provide appropriate roadway signage notifying the driving public of the bridge closure.

For additional info on festival activities planned this weekend in Owensboro go tohttps://www.owensboro.org/post/bridge-closure-for-air-show-weekend.

Also known as The Blue Bridge and the Glover Cary Bridge, the 4,622 ft. structure connects KY 2262 and Indiana State Route 161 over the Ohio  River at Owensboro. Approximately 7,300 vehicles cross the Ohio River on the Blue Bridge between Kentucky and Indiana in an average day.  The structure opened to traffic in September 1940 as a toll bridge.  The tolls were discontinued in 1954.

The Blue Bridge is at Ohio River navigation mile point 756.3.

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Updated: 10-Sep-2015 2:12PM CDT

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