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Semi-truck crash closes bridge between Cairo and Wickliffe


According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a wreck involving a semi-truck hauling pallets forced emergency crews to shut down the US 51/US 60/US 62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe and Cairo Thursday morning.

The truck was headed from Wickliffe to Cairo when the cab unit overturned on the bridge deck at the curve on the Kentucky approach.  The trailer section was leaning over the guardrail.

The bridge was closed from around 6 a.m. til 10:30 a.m. as crews cleared the bridge and a KYTC bridge inspector checked the bridge for possible damage.

After repairs to the railing the bridge was opened to traffic.

The other 2 bridges between Illinois and Missouri are closed for repair. The I-57 bridge between Missouri and Illinois is scheduled to reopen tomorrow.

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