Rating:
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William H. Natcher Bridge

Photos 

South approach

Photo taken by Charles Sarjeant

BH Photo #103301

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Cable-stayed bridge over the Ohio River on US 231 northeast of Owensboro
Location
Daviess County, Kentucky, and Spencer County, Indiana
Status
Open to four-lane traffic
History
Opened October 21, 2002
Builders
- Buckland & Taylor Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Contractor)
- Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas of New York City, New York (Design)
- Traylor Brothers Inc. of Evansville, Indiana (Construction Engineers)
- VSL International Ltd. of Köniz, Canton of Bern, Switzerland (Cables)
- Vijay Chandra of Fairfax Station, Virginia (Design)
Design
Cable-stayed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,200.0 ft.
Total length: 4,505.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Deck width: 67.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.90194, -87.03444   (decimal degrees)
37°54'07" N, 87°02'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/496971/4194936 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockport
Inventory numbers
KY 030-B00164N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18760 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 74.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
5,683

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 20, 2015: New photos from Adam
  • October 26, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 9, 2009: New photos from James McCray
  • May 22, 2006: Posted photos from Charles Sarjeant

Sources 

Comments 

William H. Natcher Bridge
Posted September 10, 2009, by Jacob Newkirk (jnewkirk77 [at] att [dot] net)

That isn't a nuclear power plant just north of the bridge. It's coal-fired. The cooling towers have fooled many folks over the years.