City announces ‘Bridge Night’ event to celebrate bridge lighting

October 16, 2020 | 11:49 am

Updated October 16, 2020 | 11:49 am

Photo courtesy of Josh Morgan Photography


The City of Owensboro announced its Bridge Night event, scheduled for Nov. 6 and 7, to celebrate the completion of the light installation on the Glover H. Cary “Blue Bridge.”

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 with an opening light show on the bridge, complete with pyrotechnics. Following the light show, guests will be given the opportunity to walk along the newly lit bridge under from approximately 7:15–10 p.m.

For those who aren’t able to attend that Friday night, the bridge will also be closed to vehicle traffic on Nov. 7 from 7–10 p.m. so pedestrians can walk across.


On Nov. 6, the Owensboro Symphony is planning three different ensembles placed throughout Smothers Park. There will be a Jazz Quartet performing at BB&T Plaza at the RiverPark Center, as well as Brass and String ensembles in the park.

“We are proud to bring this event to the community as a way to celebrate the completion of this project,” said Mayor Tom Watson. “Many people have worked hard to bring this vision to life, and we are excited for the big reveal and the new look for our iconic bridge that will further enhance our amazing riverfront.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, certain social distancing guidelines must be followed. There will be a limited number of pedestrians allowed on the bridge at one time, and masks will be required while on the bridge. At least 6 feet distance is encouraged between groups.

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October 16, 2020 | 11:49 am

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