Charleston/Cairo bridge closed - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Charleston/Cairo bridge closed

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By Heartland News

CAIRO, IL (KFVS) - The US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River is officially closed.

This is the bridge that separates Charleston from Cairo.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says too many truck drivers are not complying with the bridge's 15 ton weight limit, and state police have issued about $560,000 in fines since the end of November.

The bridge will open again when improvements and repairs have been made, but IDOT hasn't said when that may be.

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