Interstate 471

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Better known by its nickname, the Big Mac Bridge, the Beard Bridge over the Ohio River opened in September 1976 as a local route between city streets in Cincinnati and Newport. Photo taken 11/08/09.

Interstate 471 provides one of two freeways from the Covington, Newport and Bellevue urban area in northern Kentucky to central Cincinnati. The freeway connects the Dan Beard Bridge to I-71 in Ohio with I-275 and U.S. 27 at the city of Highland Heights. The six-lane highway comprises a commuter route through the cities of Southgate and Fort Thomas to the Newport Pavilion retail area and Downtown Cincinnati.

Interstate 471 Highway Guides

Interstate 471 scenes
Kentucky 1892 (Grand Avenue) travels an S-curve through the modified diamond interchange with Interstate 471. A directional ramp joins the state route west ahead of Newport Pavilion. Photo taken 11/04/11.
A left turn takes motorists onto I-471 south from KY 1892 west to Southgate and Interstate 275 at Highland Heights. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Kentucky 1892 follows Carothers Road west to Newport Plaza II shopping center and other retail from Grand Avenue and I-471 to end at U.S. 27 (Monmouth Street). Photo taken 11/04/11.
Leaving the Newport Pavilion area, Kentucky 1892 transitions from Carothers Road to Grand Avenue to ramps with Interstate 471. Photo taken 11/04/11.
The southbound on-ramp references Alexandria for U.S. 27 south of the I-471 freeway end at Highland Heights. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstate 471 winds south between Fort Thomas and Southgate to end at Cincinnati Beltway of Interstate 275. Photo taken 11/04/11.
State named shields were installed for Interstate 471 along KY 1892 (Grand Avenue) by 2011. The state route curves south to the north side ramps before entering Fort Thomas. Photo taken 11/04/11.



Photo Credits:

11/04/11 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 275
U.S. 27

Page Updated 09-22-2016.