Brookport Bridge reopened to traffic, repairs to bridge deck com - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Brookport Bridge reopened to traffic, repairs to bridge deck complete

(Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
(Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

The Brookport Bridge is back open to traffic.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed US 45 Ohio River Brookport Bridge at 9 a.m. so crews could repair the steel deck of the bridge.

Heavy traffic damaged part of the steel decking in the center of the bridge.

Drivers are asked to take note of the new "flip down" sign along US 45 southbound near the Illinois Route 145 intersection that indicates when the bridge is closed.

 Brookport Bridge carries about 5,000 vehicles across the river every day between Paducah, KY and Brookport, IL.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly