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Clay Wade Bailey Bridge

The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying U.S. Route 42 and U.S. Route 127 across the Ohio River, connecting Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. This also marks the termination of U.S. Route 25. The bridge's main span is 675 feet (206 m). It is a 3-lane bridge; Two lanes are dedicated to travel each way and the middle lane is a reversible lane, meaning the direction of travel of the middle lane changes according to the time of day.

Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
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The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge is the nearest bridge in the foreground
Coordinates39°5′28.0″N 84°31′9.5″W / 39.091111°N 84.519306°W / 39.091111; -84.519306Coordinates: 39°5′28.0″N 84°31′9.5″W / 39.091111°N 84.519306°W / 39.091111; -84.519306
Carries3 lanes of US 25 / US 42 / US 127
CrossesOhio River
LocaleCovington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio
DesignCantilever bridge
Longest span206 meters (676 feet)
Construction cost$13.5 million[1]
OpenedOctober 1974
Daily traffic12,200
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge is located in Kentucky
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
Location in Kentucky

The bridge was named after a prominent political reporter for The Kentucky Post, Clay Wade Bailey;[2][3] it is not a bailey bridge.

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  1. ^ "Bridge forces push forward, pull together - Cincinnati Business Courier".
  2. ^ Winternitz, Felix (November 18, 2008). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 21. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. ^ Rutledge, Mike (December 30, 2007). "Some little-known facts about the Cincinnati Post". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. Retrieved November 24, 2014.

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