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.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

UPDATE - OPD Investigates Boiler Room Robbery

OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/27/15) — According to an Owensboro Police Department report, OPD has charged two persons believed to… Read More
1 DOW 16,654.77
+369.26 (2.27%)    
2 S&P 1,987.66
+47.15 (2.43%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,812.71
+115.17 (2.45%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10467

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5795

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 4909

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4844

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 3835

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 14499

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10467

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 3620

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1421

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1047

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 27, 2015 723

Driver Injured after Swerving to Avoid Striking…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 649

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 375

Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not the Killer

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 337

Four Face Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 324

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Child…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 312

Rep. Steve Riggs Challenges State, Local…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 299

Jobless Rates down in 115 Kentucky Counties in…

by SurfKY News