Clay Wade Bailey Bridge

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Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
Brent Spence Bridge, C&O Railroad (Cincinnati - Pan).jpg
The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge is the nearest bridge in the foreground
Coordinates 39°5′28.0″N 84°31′9.5″W / 39.091111°N 84.519306°W / 39.091111; -84.519306Coordinates: 39°5′28.0″N 84°31′9.5″W / 39.091111°N 84.519306°W / 39.091111; -84.519306
Carries 3 lanes of US 25 / US 42 / US 127
Crosses Ohio River
Locale Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio
Design Cantilever bridge
Longest span 206 meters (676 feet)
Construction cost $13.5 million[1]
Opened October 1974
Daily traffic 12,200
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge is located in Kentucky
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge

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, Clay Wade Bailey;[2][3] it is not a bailey bridge.

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  1. ^ "Bridge forces push forward, pull together - Cincinnati Business Courier". 
  2. ^ Winternitz, Felix (November 18, 2008). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 21. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Rutledge, Mike (December 30, 2007). "Some little-known facts about the Cincinnati Post". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 

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