Cairo Bridge Back Open
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WICKLIFFE - The US 51 Ohio River bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky, and Cairo, Illinois, reopened overnight Friday for all lanes of traffic.

The bridge was closed to all highway traffic Thursday night after a motorist complained about a noisy expansion joint in the bridge deck.

Keith Todd, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says a KYTC bridge inspector was dispatched to check the joint. Todd said another crew was sent to the bridge with appropriate equipment to repair the joint.

The bridge was closed for several hours, but reopened to traffic around midnight.



Published 02:00 AM, Friday Oct. 12, 2018
Updated 10:30 AM, Friday Oct. 12, 2018

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