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New Traffic Count Numbers Show Increase of Vehicles on the US 41 Twin Bridges

New Traffic Count Numbers Show Increase of Vehicles on the US 41 Twin Bridges

Bill Stephens

August 24th, 2016

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Based on a traffic count completed last fall it will probably come as no surprise to you who travel the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville that traffic has increased, the first time in several years according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

For about the last six (6) years, spokesman Keith Todd reports the Average Daily Traffic Count (ADT) has held steady at 37,000. He says the most recent traffic count came in at 40,100 average vehicles per day. In addition, the count showed about 11 percent of that is commercial truck traffic.

The US 41 Twin Bridges, also known as the Bi-State Viet Nam Gold Star Memorial Bridges, are located about a mile south of the Kentucky-Indiana State Line and carries vehicles across the Ohio River between Henderson, KY, and Evansville, IN.

The northbound bridge was opened to traffic on July 4, 1932, and the southbound bridge was opened to traffic on December 16, 1965.

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