Those of you who use U.S. Highway 60 to get from Owensboro to Henderson or vice versa will need to use an alternate route in a few weeks.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced plans to make truss repairs on the nearly 90-year-old Spottsville Bridge that are scheduled to begin on Friday, March 6th.

Beginning on that date, the bridge will close at 6PM and stay closed until 5AM, Monday, March 9th.

The repair work is part of the bigger plan to construct a new bridge.

The Spottsville Bridge, as it is commonly called, is officially the Richard W. Owen Memorial Bridge and opened for traffic in 1931.

KYTC says that about 3000 vehicles cross it everyday, on average.

Think, then, about ALL the traffic that has crossed it in the past 89 years.

Everyone I know who crosses it--myself included--have hoped for the construction of a new bridge, as it is so narrow in its current form that it's a bit unnerving when a semi or a motorhome is coming your way in the opposite direction.

So make plans now to find alternate routes the weekend of March 6th through the 9th and for more timely traffic advisories, you can visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's District 2 Facebook page.

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