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12:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Opening Date Set for Owensboro's Blue Bridge

Owensboro's "Blue" Bridge, seen before the recent paint job began

Commuters in the Daviess County region will be able to cross the Ohio River “Blue” bridge over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that the bridge will reopen November 27, the day before Thanksgiving.

The Blue Bridge has been closed to traffic since May while it received a fresh coat of paint. Some work will continue on the Indiana side of the bridge after it reopens, but the contractor is confident the painting will be completed in the next two weeks.

The 4,600-foot bridge connects Owensboro to southern Indiana and is used by an average of 8,500 vehicles a day.

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