PADUCAH, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime closure of US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Brookport, Il., on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.
The US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge will close starting at approximately 8:30 a.m., CST, on Wednesday, to allow use of a bucket truck to replace and remount a solar panel. The solar panel was damaged by vandalism sometime over Labor Day weekend. The solar panel will be moved to less accessible location on the bridge structure.
KYTC personnel will also take advantage of the closure for some additional mainteance work along the bridge deck. This closure of the US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge is expected to be in place until approximately 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday.
There will be no marked detour. Motorists may self-detour via the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge.
The US 45 “Brookport” Bridge carries US 45 across the Ohio River between Paducah, Ky., and Brookport, Il.. This structure, also known as the Irvin S. Cobb Bridge, is located at McCracken County US 45 milepoint 12.8. The 10-span bridge carries approximately 5,000 vehicles across the river each day. The 5,385 ft. structure at Ohio River navigation milepoint 937.3 was opened to traffic in 1929. Due to deck width the bridge is currently restricted to vehicles no more than 8 feet wide. This width restriction prohibits most commercial trucks.
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