Ohio River Cairo Bridge Closed For 30 Days
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CAIRO - As of Saturday morning, the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge at Cairo is closed to all traffic for about the next 30 days.

The bridge will be closed for extensive maintenance work along a 2-mile section of the Kentucky approach levee, and for ongoing deck and expansion joint maintenance on the bridge.

The bridge carries about 7,000 vehicles per day between Kentucky and Illinois. About a third of the traffic on the bridge is commercial trucks, many of them hauling wheat, soybeans, and corn to nearby grain handling facilities.

Published 08:00 AM, Saturday Aug. 01, 2020
Updated 05:06 AM, Sunday Aug. 02, 2020



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