A celebration was planned for this upcoming weekend. It was to be a celebration of the of completion of the light installation on the Glover H. Cary "Blue" Bridge in downtown Owensboro.

For Friday evening, there had been three separate Owensboro Symphony concerts scheduled for Smothers Park.

But now, "Bridge Night"--which was to include fireworks and an opportunity for folks to walk under the newly-lighted bridge--has been cancelled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the region.

From Tim Ross, Director of Public Events for the City of Owensboro:

“Unfortunately, due to the continued uptick in COVID-19 cases in our area, we have decided to cancel the in-person celebration of our bridge lighting. We were very excited to be able to celebrate the new state-of-the-art bridge lights with a great community event. However, after many conversations with our health officials and city leaders, we decided that it was in the best interest of the community to be an example of minimizing social gatherings.”

On Monday, a press release from the Green River District Health Department reported 100 new cases in its seven-county district, with 42 of them being in Daviess County.

But this does not mean there will not BE a lighting ceremony for the Blue Bridge. It will go on as scheduled, but it will be live-streamed on the City of Owensboro's website at owensboro.org.

The online event will start Friday evening, November 6th at 7PM.

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