Owensboro Bridge

    Owensboro Bridge

    The Owensboro Bridge carries KY Route 2262 and IN Route 161 across the Ohio River between Owensboro, Kentucky, and Indiana.


    The two-lane cantilevered Warren through truss was built by Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. 1 It was a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The bridge was dedicated to the memory of Glover H. Cary. A toll was levied from the point it was opened on August 2, 1940, and August 18, 1954.

    The bridge carried US Route 231 between the two states until October 2002 when the four-lane William H. Natcher Bridge opened upstream. In 2011, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet performed a partial deck rehabilitation on the Owensboro Bridge.



    • State: Indiana, Kentucky
    • Route: KY Route 2262, IN Route 161
    • Type: Warren Through Truss
    • Status: Active - Automobile
    • Total Length: 4,623 feet
    • Main Span Length: 751 feet
    • Deck Width: 22 feet
    • Above Vertical Clearance: 14.4 feet


    1. Bridge plaque.

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