Owensboro wants Blue Bridge to shine brighter - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Officials want Owensboro's Blue Bridge to shine brighter

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Traffic is moving again on Owensboro's Blue Bridge after months of painting and repairs, but city officials want the bridge to shine even brighter with the return of dozens of decorative lights. 

More than 20 years ago, a fundraiser was put together to raise money for lights on the bridge. Organizers say the more than 100 lights was a way to create excitement around downtown Owensboro and to market the riverfront to private developers.

The city turned off the lights when the bridge was being painted and will keep them off until an engineer determines they're up to code.

"We would like to see the lights come on as soon as possible. There is a lot of pride in the bridge, a lot of pride in the lights when they were put up several years ago," said Joe Sheppard, engineer for the City of Owensboro.

If the lights don't meet current code, the city says they will have to figure out the necessary steps and cost to bring them up to standards.

The city says they plan to advertise for the electrical engineering position this weekend.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

 

 

  • LOCALMore>>

  • 1 dead in Knox Co. double shooting

    1 dead in Knox Co. double shooting

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:52:26 GMT
    (WFIE via Google Earth)(WFIE via Google Earth)
    (WFIE via Google Earth)(WFIE via Google Earth)

    A family member called 911 Wednesday evening to get a check up on people who live at a home on East Cardinal Road, just outside of town. 

    More >>

    A family member called 911 Wednesday evening to get a check up on people who live at a home on East Cardinal Road, just outside of town. 

    More >>
  • EPD: One hurt in police-involved shooting

    EPD: One hurt in police-involved shooting

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:38:37 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    Evansville police are investigating a police-involved shooting. It happened in the 4600 block of Spring Valley Road. One person is being treated for gunshot wounds. No officers were injured.  Breaking- Investigation under way following police action shooting. Incident occured in the 4600 block of Spring Valley Rd. No officers injured. One person being treated for gunshot wounds. Details will be released as they become available. — Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) Apri...

    More >>

    Evansville police are investigating a police-involved shooting. It happened in the 4600 block of Spring Valley Road. One person is being treated for gunshot wounds. No officers were injured.  Breaking- Investigation under way following police action shooting. Incident occured in the 4600 block of Spring Valley Rd. No officers injured. One person being treated for gunshot wounds. Details will be released as they become available. — Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) Apri...

    More >>
  • IN state officials discuss school safety

    IN state officials discuss school safety

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:14:20 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    State officials met and tried to figure out what to do with tens of millions of taxpayers dollars to ensure children's safety in schools.

    More >>

    State officials met and tried to figure out what to do with tens of millions of taxpayers dollars to ensure children's safety in schools.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly