WICKLIFFE, KY (KFVS) - The US 51/Cairo Bridge connecting Kentucky and Illinois is open following several hours of bridge repair on Thursday, Oct. 11.
The roadway opened around 12:06 a.m. on Friday.
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the bridge was closed for joint repair.
Motorists complained about a noisy expansion joint in the bridge deck, so a KYTC bridge inspector was dispatched to check the joint.
The repairs were expected to take up to 3 to 4 hours.
Drivers are asked to use caution in the area.
The only alternate route is through southern Illinois and to cross into Kentucky via the I-24 Ohio River Bridge at Paducah.