Tuesday, July 27, 2021

1963 I-65 John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge over Ohio River at Louisville, KY

(Bridge Hunter; no Historic Bridges; Satellite)

C Hanchey Flickr, License: Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) 

I-65 cantilever through truss bridge over the Ohio River between Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana.


The bridge was renamed the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge in 1963. It was built by the Allied Structural Steel Company and received an Award of Merit for Long Span Bridges from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Bridge.

The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge is in the background

Street View from Kentucky side

Street View from Indiana side

Street View

David Gulden posted
Yesterday i posted the SALLY POLK with coal barges n bowboat this is how im use to seeing her.
Roger Green: S/B at Louisville, KY. Old Port of Louisville in background. I would say this photo is from the Clark Bridge.
[This post was the motivation of these notes because this bridge is in the background. The Big Four Bridge is beyond this one.]

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Taken from the ramp that goes up to the Big Four Bridge

Kentucky has had trouble painting its Ohio bridges. In this case it took from 1999 to 2008 and cost $60m because bridge inspectors solicitated bribes and paint contractors kept failing. [BridgesTunnels]