John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge
|John F. KennedyMemorial Bridge|
|Total length||761 meters|
|Main span||2 x 213 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||121,400 mvt/day|
According to Bestitude, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is a steel cantilever truss bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Kentucky and Indiana. The bridge spans the Ohio River in the city of Louisville. Interstate 65 runs across the bridge.
The bridge actually consists of two parallel spans, the JFK Bridge for southbound traffic and the adjacent Abraham Lincoln Bridge for northbound traffic. The John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is a 761 meter long steel cantilever bridge with a truss structure. The bridge has two main spans of 213 meters. The bridge deck is 26 meters wide and has 6 lanes to the south. Interstate 65 runs across the bridge, and immediately south of the bridge is an interchange with Interstate 64 and Interstate 71. Although the Ohio River crosses the border between Kentucky and IndianaThe bridge is located almost entirely in Kentucky, because the border between the two states is on the north bank. West of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is the Clark Memorial Bridge, over which US 31 runs. East of the bridge is the disused Big Four Bridge, a railway bridge. The John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is located right next to Downtown Louisville.
In 1929, the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge opened to traffic near Downtown Louisville. US 31 ran over this. The bridge would handle through traffic over the Ohio River for the first 30 years. As part of the construction of the Interstate Highways, a second bridge was planned from 1956, over which Interstate 65 would run. This bridge was built between 1961 and 1963 and opened to traffic on December 6, 1963. It’s a steel cantilever bridge like so many over the Ohio River.
The bridge originally had 7 lanes of traffic; 4 north and 3 south. Between 2013 and 2015, the capacity was increased to 2×6 lanes by constructing a new cable- stayed bridge in parallel. It is called the Abraham Lincoln Bridge and opened to traffic on December 6, 2015. After that, the John F. Kennedy Bridge was renovated, the bridge reopened to traffic on October 10, 2016.
In 2008, 121,400 vehicles crossed the bridge every day.
Since December 30, 2016, a toll has been charged on the bridge. Opted for fully electronic toll collection, supported by E-ZPass.
Lewis and Clark Bridge
|Lewis and Clark Bridge|
|Total length||~1.355 meters|
|Main span||366 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||13,000 mvt/day|
The Lewis and Clark Bridge, known before opening as the East End Bridge, is a cable- stayed bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Indiana and Kentucky. The bridge spans the Ohio River on the east side of Louisville and is part of Interstate 265.
The Lewis and Clark Bridge is a concrete cable- stayed bridge with two 91 meter high A-shaped pylons. The entire bridge is approximately 1,355 meters long between the two abutments. The main bridge is 701 meters long with a main span of 366 meters and side spans of 137 meters. The main span is slightly longer than most Ohio River bridges. The bridge has 2×2 lanes of emergency lanes, and is part of Louisville ‘s beltway, Interstate 265. The bridge is a toll road.
For years, it had been planned to close Louisville’s eastern ring with a link over the Ohio River, but construction was delayed several times. Due to a lack of money, it was decided to finance the bridge as a toll road. The bridge was built at the same time as the new John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge (I-65) near downtown Louisville. Construction of the bridge began in May 2013 and was opened to the public on December 18, 2016. At the opening, the name of the bridge was also announced, the Lewis and Clark Bridge. Construction of the bridge cost $284 million.
Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770-1838) are one of the most famous American duos from the early 19th century, of the so-called Lewis and Clark Expedition, the first American expedition to cross the entire western United States. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was started shortly after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, which nearly doubled the United States in area. However, the northwest was still little mapped. The expedition started in St. Louis and ended on the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River. Lewis and Clark met in Louisville, Kentucky, in October 1803. The bridge is named after this, although the expedition formally started in St. Louis.
The bridge is a toll road, the toll collection is fully electronic and is supported by license plate toll and E-ZPass. In November 2015, the state of Kentucky’s entry into the E-ZPass Group was approved specifically for the construction of the East End Bridge and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge near downtown Louisville. Tolls have been levied since December 30, 2016.
In the first year of opening, about 13,000 vehicles used the bridge every day.
|SR-62 / SR-66|
The Lloyd Expressway is an expressway in the U.S. state of Indiana, located in the southwestern city of Evansville. The road forms an east-west route through Evansville and is part freeway and part at- grade divided highway. The road is numbered State Route 62 to the west of Evansville and State Route 66 to the east. The road is 12 miles from University Parkway to Interstate 164.
The Lloyd Expressway begins at a junction with University Parkway in western Evansville. This is followed by a series of traffic lights, after which the freeway section begins along the center of Evansville. The highway provides access to the center and some neighborhoods to the east of it. One also crosses the US 41 via a parclo. To the east of Evansville, the Lloyd Expressway is partly grade separated and terminates at a cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 164.
Evansville is not a fast-growing city, it is located in Vanderburgh County, which grew mainly between 1910 and 1950, when the population doubled from 77,000 to 160,000 residents. Thereafter, growth leveled off and was virtually stagnant until 1990, before growing slightly again. Evansville is quite extensive in the east-west direction along the Ohio River, but Evansville has always been somewhat poorly served, until the early 1990s the city was not connected to the Interstate Highway network.
The grade separated section of the Lloyd Expressway was mainly constructed between 1983 and 1988. The highway cost $160 million and opened on July 19, 1988. In 1991, the cloverleaf opened with I-164 in eastern Evansville. The connection with Fulton Avenue on the west side of the center was only opened in September 2010. Between 2014 and 2017, the parclo between the Lloyd Expressway and the US 41 was converted into a full cloverleaf cloverleaf, removing the traffic lights on the Lloyd Expressway.
The road is named after former Mayor Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. (1932-1980) who was murdered in 1980.
In 2012, about 42,000 vehicles drove daily on the ground level in western Evansville and 43,000 to 49,000 vehicles between downtown and US 41. 58,000 vehicles east of US 41, dropping to 27,000 vehicles in eastern Evansville. 39,000 vehicles drove off I-164.