'Cairo' Bridge back open to traffic after barge hit - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

'Cairo' Bridge back open to traffic after barge hit

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Traffic is back up and running on the US 51/US 60/US 62 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge between Cairo, Illinois and Wickliffe, Kentucky after the US Coast Guard closed the bridge because a barge hit one of the bridge's piers.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet inspector found no signs of structural damage to the pier during the required safety check.

Traffic was halted for about two hours overnight.

Normal traffic flow has resumed on the bridge.

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