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John F. Kennedy Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1961
Completion: 8 December 1963
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crosses:
  • Ohio River
Carries:
  • Interstate I-65
Part of:
Next to: Abraham Lincoln Bridge (2015)
Coordinates: 38° 15' 55.00" N    85° 44' 38.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 213.36 m
total length 752.03 m
deck width 26.18 m
number of lanes 6

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 10 000 000

Materials

truss steel

Chronology

22 November 1963

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated.

26 November 1963

Kentucky Governor Bert T. Combs announces bipartisan agreement among officials of both Kentucky and Indiana that the bridge should be named in memory of the fallen president.

6 December 1963

Dedication and opening to northbound traffic.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20009521
  • Date created
    27/06/2003
  • Last Update
    25/10/2017