Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
|Clay Wade Bailey Bridge|
The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge is the nearest bridge in the foreground as viewed from Downtown Cincinnati
|Carries||3 lanes of US 25 / US 42 / US 127|
|Locale||Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Longest span||206 meters (676 feet)|
|Construction cost||$13.5 million|
The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying U.S. Route 42 and U.S. Route 127 across the Ohio River, connecting Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. This also marks the termination of U.S. Route 25. The bridge's main span is 675 feet (206 m). It is a 3-lane bridge; Two lanes are dedicated to travel each way and the middle lane is a reversible lane, meaning the direction of travel of the middle lane changes according to the time of day.
The bridge was named after a prominent political reporter for The Kentucky Post. The name however has led to confusion among people who are knowledgeable as to bridge designs, as the bridge is a cantilever and not a bailey bridge.
- Winternitz, Felix (November 18, 2008). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 21. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- Rutledge, Mike (December 30, 2007). "Some little-known facts about the Cincinnati Post". The Cincinnati Enquirer (Gannett Company). Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- Clay Wade Bailey Bridge at Bridges & Tunnels
- C&O Bridge and Clay Wade Bailey Bridge at Cincinnati-Transit.net
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