blue Bridge3 300DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (8/21/19) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials will be performing annual walk-through inspections of Ohio River bridges in Daviess County starting Monday.

KYTC and Indiana Department of Transportation officials will be on the bridges for the scheduled annual inspections and motorists are urged to be alert for work zone restrictions at the bridges.

On Monday, Aug. 26, officials will be inspecting the Ohio River William Natcher Bridge from 9 – 11:30 a.m. with northbound traffic moved to the left hand or passing lane;

The Ohio River “Blue” Bridge on Kentucky 2266 will be from 1 – 3 p.m. with one-lane traffic and flaggers controlling the alternating flow of traffic;

And, officials will inspect the Ohio River “Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail” Bridge on Kentucky 69 at Hawesville/Cannelton from 9 a.m. - noon Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Hawesville/Cannelton with one-lane traffic and flaggers controlling alternating traffic flow.

All bridges on public roadways get a detailed inspection every two years, with long-span river and lake bridges getting an annual walk-through inspection.  KYTC and INDOT engineers/inspectors use these annual walk-through inspections to discuss bridge maintenance projects that may be planned on the various structures, as well review any long-term maintenance efforts that may be required in the future.
 
Generally, one of the state highway agencies will be responsible for maintenance of a specific bridge with the neighboring state providing half of the funding.
 
Timely traffic advisories and alerts are available for the 11 counties of KYTC District 2 at www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2.  You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

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Information by Keith Todd

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