George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge
|George Rogers ClarkMemorial Bridge|
|Total length||1,752 meters|
|Main span||250 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||16,500 mvt/day|
According to beautyphoon, the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge, also known as the Second Street Bridge is a truss bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Indiana and Kentucky. The bridge spans the Ohio River at downtown Louisville.
The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge is a large steel truss bridge with a total length of 1,752 meters and a main span of 250 meters in length. The bridge consists of three spans of a cantilever truss design, with four main pylons in the Ohio River. The bridge also spans three streets and Interstate 64 in Louisville and two streets in Jeffersonville, Indiana. On the Jeffersonville side, the bridge joins at grade separation with Interstate 65 in Indiana heading north. The bridge deck is 11.5 meters wide and has four narrow lanes. The bridge is located several hundred yards downstream from the 12-lane John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridgethat handles through traffic. The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge therefore only handles local traffic and is toll-free.
The bridge was the second road bridge over the Ohio River in Louisville and was designed by famed engineer Ralph Modjeski. The bridge was built in just one year between June 1928 and October 1929 and opened to traffic on October 31, 1929. Construction cost $4.7 million and was opened by US President Herbert Hoover. The bridge was also called the Louisville Municipal Bridge, and was a toll bridge until 1946. The bridge was renovated in 1958.
For a long time it was one of two road bridges over the Ohio River, with US 31 running over it from the start and being a major route for north-south traffic. The bridges were significantly relieved in the early 1960s with the opening of the Sherman Minton Bridge (I-64) in 1962 and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge (I-65) in 1963.
Thunder over Louisville.
Since 1989, the ‘Thunder Over Louisville’ event has been held annually with a grand fireworks display from the bridge. The fireworks annually attract between 500,000 and 800,000 visitors.
The bridge is named after George Rogers Clark (1752-1818), a Virginia soldier who was the leader of Kentucky during most of the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783. Kentucky was not yet a state of the United States at the time. He died in Louisville.
Every day, 16,500 vehicles cross the bridge, which is not heavily loaded. The nearby John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge captures by far most of the north-south traffic in the region.
Glover Cary Bridge
|Glover Cary Bridge|
|Total length||1,409 meters|
|Main span||229 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||7,800 mvt/day|
The Glover Cary Bridge is a truss bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Indiana and Kentucky. The bridge spans the Ohio River in Owensboro.
The bridge is a steel truss bridge with a total length of 1,409 meters and two main spans, of 229 meters and approximately 195 meters. The bridge is 6.7 meters wide and has two narrow lanes. State Route 161 in Indiana and State Route 2262 in Kentucky run across the bridge. The bridge ends in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, its first intersection with 3rd Street. On the Indiana side is countryside. Through traffic mostly uses the William H. Natcher Bridge slightly upstream.
The bridge was built in the late 1930s and opened to traffic in September 1940. It was the first bridge over the Ohio River at Owensboro. Until 1954, a toll was charged on the bridge. The bridge became congested from the 1960s, partly because all regional traffic had to pass through the center of Owensboro. That’s why in 2002 the William H. Natcher Bridge opened a little further upstream, over which US 231 runs. Before that, US 231 ran over the Glover Cary Bridge. In 2011, the bridge deck was partly renovated.
The bridge is named after Glover H. Cary (1885-1936) a member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky. He lived in Owensboro from 1926 and was a congressman between 1931 and 1936.
7,800 vehicles use the bridge daily, mainly local traffic to Owensboro.
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