bluebridge3OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/14/13) – The Ky. Hwy. 2262 Ohio River “Blue Bridge” in downtown Owensboro, KY, was closed to all traffic at 7 a.m. yesterday morning and will remain closed to all traffic until November 15.

This closure is to allow cleaning and painting of the bridge structure, as well as joint replacement and other maintenance and repair work on the bridge structure.

The detour for this project is via the US 231 William Natcher Bridge over the Ohio River upstream from Owensboro. The detour adds about 10 miles to a trip from Reo, Ind., to downtown Owensboro.

The Blue Bridge is 4,622 feet long. It connects Ky. 2262 and Indiana State Route 161 over the Ohio River at Owensboro. Approximately 8,500 vehicles cross the Ohio River on the Blue Bridge between Kentucky and Indiana in an average day. Trucks normally account for about 15 percent of that traffic. The structure opened to traffic in September 1940 as a toll bridge. Tolls were discontinued in 1954.

Spartan Contracting, LLC, of Ohio, is the prime contractor on the $10,070,000 painting project, which is jointly funded by Kentucky and Indiana.

Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 and the Blue Bridge painting project are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

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