As Knox Countians have all come to know and revere their history, it should be understood that a “bridge out” would not have bothered the parade’s honoree Daniel Boone. He would have moved on down or up the river and crossed when it was safe.
As the parade in honor of Boone approaches, no longer are travelers allowed to move on down the bank to find a better place.
President of the Daniel Boone Festival, Debbie Bingham, says, “Safety is our number one concern. Being safe with the bridge construction is requiring folks to pay more attention than in the past. We have been told the bridge will be open…. the bridge will be closed… I’m just asking attendees to be patient, stay aware of their surroundings and we will have a wonderful Festival. Also, if you have any questions about anything, please go to the Information booth that will open up Wednesday, Oct. 8. We will have maps, details of what’s next, and the latest updates on the bridge opening versus traffic patterns.”
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