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The Matthew E.
Welsh Bridge, underneath from Indiana side
Matthew E. Welsh Bridge is a two-lane, single-deck continuous truss bridge on the Ohio River. The bridge connects Kentucky Route 79 and Indiana State Road 135, as well as the communities of Brandenburg, Kentuckymarker and Mauckport, Indianamarker.

It is 3098 feet long and was built at a cost of 5.5 million dollars, financed mainly by the State of Indianamarker. The truss portion of the bridge is continuous across two 725-foot spans. Construction of the bridge began in August 1964 and the bridge was opened to traffic on November 19, 1966.

The bridge was named after Matthew E. Welsh, the 41st governor of Indiana.

Although 90% of the Bridge is within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the bridge is owned and maintained by the State of Indianamarker.

 Image:MatthewWelshBridge.jpg|The Matthew E. Welsh Bridge, as seen from the landing in Brandenburg, Kentuckymarker
 Image:Walsh_Bridge_1.jpg|Distance view of bridge from Indiana side
 Image:Walsh_Bridge_3.jpg|Different view of underside of bridge
 Image:Matthew E. Welsh Bridge.jpg|View of the bridge from Brandenburg on a clear day


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