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Blue Bridge to open Friday, ahead of schedule

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The Blue Bridge will reopen on Friday night and that's good news for drivers and businesses who thought the bridge wouldn't be open until October 3.

A contractor will finish the deck rehab project about four days early.

Kentucky Transportation spokesperson Keith Todd says, "The contractor had a lot of incentives to get the project done early. We had a real strict time schedule. There were penalties for going beyond that 6 a.m. on October 3."

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will declare Friday, September 30 as "Bridge Day" on the Blue Bridge.

On Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., the public will be free to walk and bike on the 4,622 foot long deck.

Then at 6:30 p.m., the bridge will be open to vehicle traffic.

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