U.S. 45 Ohio River ‘Brookport’ Bridge is open

The U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge was closed due to icing on the metal decking....
The U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge was closed due to icing on the metal decking. (Source: KFVS)(Brookport Bridge)
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 1:50 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 8, 2022 at 2:09 PM CST
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(KFVS) - The U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge is back open.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the bridge remained closed until temperatures rise sufficiently to melt the ice.

The bridge is located between Paducah, Ky. and Brookport, Ill.

Due to deck width, the bridge has a 15-ton load limit. It is currently restricted to vehicles no more than 8 feet wide and has a 9-foot, 6-inch vehicle height restriction, which prohibits most commercial trucks and all STAA trucks.

Farm equipment and permitted loads of any kind are prohibited from crossing the structure.

If you you have to travel today, check current road conditions by clicking on the links below.

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