Voters choose new Spottsville bridge color

Henderson Co. Judge Exec. letting residents decide bridge color

SPOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - UPDATE: The people have spoken! A color has been chosen for the Spottsville Bridge.

Drum roll please: it’s going to be Kentucky Blue!

Henderson County Judge Executive Brad Schneider went to Facebook to ask the people what color they should paint the bridge.

After giving 10 color options, more than one thousand people weighed in. Schneider posted overnight that Kentucky Blue won by a landslide - 676 votes.

In second place was grass green, followed by dark green.

Schneider said in a Facebook post that he will let the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet know the winner Friday morning.

PREVIOUS: You have the chance to weigh in on what the color of the Spottsville bridge will be.

The project is drawing closer and a poll is up on the Henderson County Judge Executive Bradley Schneider’s Facebook page:

Henderson County needs your help! The Spottsville Bridge project is drawing closer, and the Ky. Transportation Cabinet...

Posted by Bradley Schneider on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Schneider says he was given until the end of this week to choose a color. So he thought: why not open it up to the public?

So far, hundreds of people have weighed in on their favorites.

“And I immediately thought maroon and white because of Henderson County High Schools colors, but then one of the state engineers called me yesterday and said maroon isn’t going to work," said Schneider. "When it fades it will go to pink. Do you really want a pink bridge? And I thought ‘maybe not.’”

State engineers recommended 10 colors that will stand the test of time, which would be a mix of yellows, greens, blues, and neutrals too.

“I thought it was boring," explained Schneider. "I was hoping for more vivid colors maybe more choices, but I get it, when the color fades it’s not going to be the color you thought it was.”

The time to decide is ticking. This decision must be made by Thursday night.

Schneider put up a poll on two separate Facebook pages, plus Instagram (@bradschneider1). More than 600 people voted by late Wednesday.

Regardless of which color comes out on top, Schneider just hopes it’ll stick.

“I hope we get quality paint and it looks good for decades,” Schneider said. “So whichever one gets the most votes, I’m going go with it. That’s what I’m going to give them. It’s purely democratic choice here.”

If you would like to vote, the way you do it is by leaving a comment on either Instagram on Facebook. Voting closes at 10 p.m. Thursday.

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