When the KY 2155 Ohio River Bridge in downtown Owensboro reopens after a deck rehabilitation project, it will become the KY 2262 Ohio River Bridge.
The bridge – also known as the Blue Bridge and Glover Cary Bridge – now connects KY 2262 with Indiana 161.
Local drivers may continue to refer to the structure as the Blue Bridge, but for long-distance drivers using an Atlas or a GPS unit to navigate state highways the numbers may be confusing for a time.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has sent the route change to companies that supply highway information to GPS manufacturers. It takes up to six months for highway updates to get into the national computer database for GPS owners to upload, and for installation in new GPS units.
The route mile points and numbers have been changed in Kentucky maps and route logs available at www.transportation.ky.gov.
The new designation is part of a larger re-routing set off by relocation of U.S. 60. U.S. 60 was removed from downtown Owensboro, making the former U.S. 60 Bypass the official route for U.S. 60 through the city.