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.

The bridge was named after a prominent Kentucky newspaper reporter. The name however has led to confusion among people who are knowledgeable as to bridge designs, as the bridge is a cantilever and not a bailey bridge.


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