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Brookport Bridge Re-opens
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The US 45 Ohio River Brookport Bridge re-opened Wednesday afternoon after being shut down for five days.

The bridge between Paducah and Brookport had been shut down since Friday due to icing on the bridge deck. 

The bridge has a metal grated deck that cools down quickly and allows ice to form on the steel.

The first round of recent snow was preceded by freezing rain, which has historically caused closures of the bridge.



Published 04:25 PM, Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018
Updated 03:57 PM, Thursday Jan. 18, 2018

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