Bridge Reopens After Flooding

An Ohio River bridge linking Kentucky and Illinois that has been closed since Feb. 22 due to flooding has reopened.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says in a statement that the bridge reopened Monday morning.The bridge connects Wickliffe, Kentucky, and Cairo, Illinois. A detour is almost 90 miles although it is shorter for truckers and cross-country traffic if the route is changed before reaching the bridge. Approximately 4,700 vehicles cross the bridge daily. The U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge carries north-south traffic connecting, Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee along the U.S. 51 corridor.

Source: MG News

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