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Photo by Mary-Katherine Maddox
Photo by Mary-Katherine Maddox
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The WBKR Painting Party at Studio Slant in Owensboro

Yesterday, the WBKR staff closed up shot early and headed to Studio Slant in downtown Owensboro for our version of their popular Canvas & Cocktails party.  And my friend and party hostess Mary-Katherine Maddox helped us paint portraits of the Blue Bridge. 

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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The Glover H. Cary Bridge Will Reopen at Noon Wednesday

The End Is Near! But in a good way. The Glover H. Cary Bridge--the lifeline to the rest of the world (Natcher Bridge, notwithstanding)--will reopen at noon Wednesday and the days of long detours will come to an end!

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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The Glover H. Cary Bridge Will Reopen on November 27

Our long national nightmare will soon be over. The Glover H. Cary Bridge--the lifeline to the rest of the world (Natcher Bridge, notwithstanding)--will reopen on November 27th!

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KTC
KTC
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The Owensboro Blue Bridge Will NOT Reopen November 15th

Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a curve ball in the plans to reopen the Blue Bridge.  It's not going to happen on schedule and here's why . . .

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KTC
KTC
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Inside the Blue Bridge Paint Job — Let’s Look Up Close and Personal [Pictures]

Owensboro's Blue Bridge is being painted and we have pictures. Closed since May 15, right after the Owensboro International Barbecue Festival, the bridge's painters are making great headway. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, the tarp will soon be thrown back and the new colors revealed. More work remains until it reopens for the winter in November. It is very dangerous work and the project has claimed one life already. This is our way of saluting the brave workers who are enhancing our city's image. Let's look.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Electrocution Likely the Cause of Owensboro Blue Bridge Worker’s Death

A worker on Owensboro's Blue Bridge who suffered injuries Monday evening has died. Daviess County coroner Jeff Jones has confirmed that burns on the hands of the 35-year-old repair crew member are consistent with electrocution.

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(image from Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau Facebook page)
(image from Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau Facebook page)
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Owensboro Blue Bridge to Close for Six Months

This is the classic case of good news and bad news.  The good news- The Glover H. Cary Bridge in Owensboro (a.k.a. the Blue Bridge) is finally being painted.  The bad news- it's going to be closed a LONG time because of it!

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Blue Bridge
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Is Blue Bridge FINALLY to be Painted?

Technically it is the Glover Cary bridge. But, we call it the "Blue Bridge" because of its color. Kentucky and Indiana highway officials have indicated the bridge is scheduled for repainting in about 2017 (which happens to be Owensboro's bicentennial) at an estimated cost of 8 to 10 million dollars. But, I have a hunch it may be sooner. Word is out Governor Steve Beshear in speaking tomorrow at Riverpark Center about the bridge. What else could it be? Gotta be a painting before 2017.

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Mr and Mrs Moon on bridge
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Walk the Blue Bridge Again Saturday

Remember, tomorrow is the day Bridge day returns! The second annual opportunity to walk the Blue Bridge will take place in conjunction with the quickly growing East Bridge Arts Festival in downtown Owensboro presented by Studio Slant.

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They line up at 8
They line up at 8
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Owensboro’s Blue Bridge Opens to Foot Traffic — First Time in 71 Years

The Blue Bridge, officially the Glover Cary bridge reopened this morning and was open till 6pm to foot and bike traffic. Closed since July 5th the last time the bridge was available for non-vehicle traffic was 1940 when it opened. This morning my wife, Debra and B. Dawn Kadonk from the Demolition Dolls, Evansville's Roller Derby and I crossed the bridge.

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Photo by Andrew Lundy
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Owensboro’s Blue Bridge Will Close July 5th

Word just in from the Kentucky Transportation Department that July 5th will be the closing date for the rbidge to be repaired. Deck replacement will take about three months. Had the bridge, actually the Glover Cary Bridge,  remained partly open it would take twice as long

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