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Wickliffe/Cairo bridge reopened

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WICKLIFFE, KY (KFVS) -

The bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois has reopened.

This is the US 51 and US 60-62 bridge.

About 5,500 commuters who cross the bridge daily.

What is normally a six mile trip from Wickliffe to Cairo turned into a 90 mile detour.

Up to ten feet of rushing flood water caused damage to the Kentucky side of the bridge closing the road.

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