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Curious Louisville: Why Is The Clark Memorial Bridge Being Painted Yellow?

Photo by J. Tyler Franklin

If you're driving downtown near the river, you can't miss it: a brand new paint job in progress on the Clark Memorial Bridge.

We've heard it compared to a school bus, a canary, and butter. Curious Louisville listener Allan Steinberg wanted to know how the color was chosen. (Allan's not a fan: "I was hoping it was only the primer!")

WFPL's Amina Elahi went to Rebecca Matheny, the director of the Louisville Downtown Partnership. They're responsible for the paint job. They also oversaw the KFC Yum Center design and construction — and it turns out, the two are related.

Listen here to find out why:

Why does Louisville have so many fish fries?

(Need a transcript? Here you go!)

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.