According to watchtutorials, US 68 is a US Highway in the US state of Kentucky. The road forms an east-west route that curves through the center of the state from Reidland at Paducah through Hopkinsville, Bowling Green and Lexington to the Ohio border at Maysville. US 68 is 591 kilometers long in Kentucky.
US 68/US 431 at Russellville.
US 68 begins in Reidland on US 62 and curves south over Lake Barkley, a large reservoir that is crossed by two bridges. Then west of Hopkinsville crosses Interstate 24. From Hopkinsville to Bowling Green, US 68 is a divided highway with 2×2 lanes. There is a bypass around Russellville. East of Bowling Green, it crosses Interstate 65, then US 68 parallels the Cumberland Parkway for a bit to Edmonton, before bending northeast and following a somewhat secondary route into the larger city of Lexington. A large number of roads cross in and around Lexington, this is one of the most important interchanges in Kentucky. The US 68 is to Paris with theUS 27 is double numbered and there is also a divided highway with 2×2 lanes. From Paris, the route heads northeast, parallel to US 62, before both routes converge at Maysville on the Ohio River. US 68 in Ohio then continues to Xenia.
According to Citypopulationreview, US 68 was created in 1926 and then ran from Paducah to Maysville. In the 1970s, the route was slightly shortened to a new starting point in Reidland. US 68 is somewhat secondary in character and follows a not very logical route, especially since alternative highways were opened in the 1960s, US 68 is hardly used by through traffic anymore.
Eggner’s Ferry Bridge
The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.
The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge spans Lake Kentucky in western Kentucky. The bridge opened to traffic on March 25, 1932. The bridge partially collapsed in 2012 after a collision. Between the beginning of 2014 and the beginning of 2016, the bridge was replaced by a new four-lane bridge.
Henry Lawrence Memorial Bridge
The Henry Lawrence Memorial Bridge spans Lake Barkley and is located 12 miles east of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. This bridge was inaugurated in 1932. On July 22, $128 million work began to replace the bridge with a new 2×2 lane bridge. The bridge was opened in October 2017, on April 11, 2018 the old bridge was blown up. In 2020, the section between I-24 at Cadiz and the Henry Lawrence Memorial Bridge will be widened to 2×2 lanes, partly with reroutes.
The Audubon Parkway is a parkway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The highway connects the towns of Henderson and Owensboro in western Kentucky. The highway is 38 kilometers long.
In Henderson, not far from the Indiana border, the Audubon Parkway begins at the Pennyrile Parkway, the highway from Hopkinsville to Evansville. The Audubon Parkway heads east, and after 38 kilometers you reach the town of Owensboro, a town of 56,000 on the Ohio River. Here the road ends on US 60, the city’s ring road that reconnects with the Natcher Parkway to Bowling Green.
The Audubon Parkway opened on December 18, 1970. The road was originally a toll road, like all parkways in Kentucky. It was the last parkway to become toll-free after construction costs were paid off. This happened in 2006.
The Audubon Parkway is named after John James Audubon (1785-1851), an American naturalist, ornithologist, and painter. He mapped a large number of bird species. Audubon lived in Henderson for some time.
As I-69 is approaching, it is proposed to upgrade the Audubon Parkway to Interstate Highway, numbered I-369. For this, the emergency lanes must be widened and a crash barrier must be placed in the central reservation.
Daily, 7,900 vehicles drive east of Henderson and 9,400 vehicles west of Owensboro.
Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge
|Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge12th Street Bridge|
|Total length||693 meters|
|Main span||225 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||13,600 mvt/day|
The Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge, also known as the 12th Street Bridge is a cantilever bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Kentucky and Ohio. The bridge spans the Ohio River near Ashland, Kentucky.
The Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge is a steel cantilever bridge with a total length of 693 meters and a main span of 225 meters. The bridge deck is 6.7 meters wide and has two lanes. It is a one-way bridge for traffic from Ohio to Kentucky. Less than 50 meters next to this bridge is the Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge which handles traffic in the other direction. The Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge is narrower than the Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge. The bridge provides access to 12th Street in the city of Ashland and, in addition to the Ohio River, intersects Greenup Avenue (US 23/60) in Ashland, a railroad on both the Kentucky and Ohio sides, and one lane of US 52 in Ohio. The bridge is toll-free.
The first bridge over the Ohio River between Parkersburg and Cincinnati was the Ironton-Russell Bridge which opened in 1922, 4 miles downstream from the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge. At the time, there were two towns of similar size on the Ohio River, Ironton, Ohio and Ashland, Kentucky. At the time, it was decided to build the first bridge at Ironton. The Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge was built in the late 1920s and opened to traffic in 1930. Originally a two-way bridge, the adjacent Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge (13th Street Bridge) opened in 1985, doubling its capacity.
The bridge is named after Ben M. Williamson (1864-1941), a United States Senator from Kentucky. He was a senator for only 3 months, between December 1, 1930 and March 3, 1931. He had a hardware store in Ashland, Kentucky from 1924. He died in Cincinnati but is buried in Ashland.
Every day, 13,600 vehicles use the narrow bridge, which makes it relatively busy.