| Ohio River|
Hawesville, KY 42348, USA
Kentucky Route 69
| 2,708.3 feet (825.5 m)|
| 2 lanes of Indiana 237 and
Cannelton, Indiana and
Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge
Through arch bridge with suspended deck
Arch bridge, Through arch bridge
Ohio River, Matthew E Welsh Bridge, Cairo Ohio River Bridge, William H Natcher Bridge, Brookport Bridge
The Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge crosses the Ohio River and connects the towns of Cannelton, Indiana and Hawesville, Kentucky. Indiana State Road 237 becomes Kentucky Route 69 upon entering Hawesville.
Construction began in June 1964 and the bridge opened on December 21, 1966. The steel arch bridge with its suspended deck was a toll facility until the state of Indiana lifted the tolls in the 1990s.
Bob Cummings, for whom the bridge was named on November 17, 1974, was the editor of the Cannelton News and a booster of Cannelton in general until his death on July 25, 1971.
Lincoln Trail Bridge Wikipedia
To the north, the bridge connects to a rerouted five-mile stretch of Indiana 237, which now by-passes Cannelton and dramatically cuts the time of travel to Indiana 37, which is the primary link to Interstate 64 for both Perry County as well as Hancock County, Kentucky.
In Hawesville, Kentucky 69 takes a sharp westward turn into the downtown area before reaching a traffic signal at the junction of Kentucky 3101. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is studying a direct route for Kentucky 69 that would eliminate the sharp turns and steep hill just outside the downtown area.