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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

From the FIRST MATE's


The William H. Natcher Bridge...
... a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Ohio River just northeast of Rockport, Indiana on U.S. Highway 231 connecting Rockport with Owensboro, Kentucky. It was named in honor of William Houston Natcher a U.S. Representative serving the Second Congressional District of Kentucky from 1954 to his death in 1994. The bridge was opened to four-lane traffic on 21 Oct 2002 and is 4,505 feet in total length (1,373 meters).

View of bridge from Indiana Highway 66 (that intersects with U.S. Highway 231 just in front of the bridge).
View of bridge from U.S. Highway 231 on the Kentucky side just south of the approach to the bridge.

Kentucky side view looking north toward Indiana showing the bridge and the smokestacks of the Rockport Indiana power plant.
- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

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