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Category:Daniel Carter Beard Bridge

Daniel Carter Beard Bridge 
bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newport, Kentucky
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Instance oftied-arch bridge
Named after
Material used
Highway system
Owned by
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
Start time1977
Date of official opening
  • December 1976
  • January 1976
Authority control

39° 06′ 02.16″ N, 84° 29′ 40.2″ W

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English: The Daniel Carter Beard Bridge (also known colloquially as the Big Mac Bridge), is a yellow twin-span steel tied arch bridge crossing the Ohio River in Cincinnati. It carries Interstate 471 between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newport. As to the origin of this nickname, its yellow arches are said to be similar to the "Golden Arches" logo of McDonald's restaurant. The nickname was coined by local residents after the bridge's golden arches were constructed. In the 1980s, McDonald's considered opening a floating restaurant at the base after the nickname caught on, but never went to construction. This bridge has a main span of 750 feet and has a total span of 2100 feet. It is named in honor of Daniel Carter Beard, the founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone, and one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America.

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