Friday October 16, 2020 11:42 AM

The City of Owensboro announced its Bridge Night event, scheduled for Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2020 to celebrate the completion of the light installation on the Glover H. Cary “Blue Bridge.”

The event will begin at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 6 with an opening light show on the bridge, complete with pyrotechnics. Following the light show, guests will be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to walk along the newly lit bridge under the night sky from approximately 7:15 PM –10:00 PM. For those who aren’t able to attend on Friday night, the bridge will also be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday, November 7 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for pedestrians to stroll the bridge.

On Friday evening, the Owensboro Symphony is planning three different ensembles placed throughout Smothers Park for the community to enjoy.  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 six feet distance is encouraged between groups.

For more information visit www.owensboro.org/bridge-night/.