Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge http://wkms.org en Start date for US 51 Ohio River bridge moved http://wkms.org/post/start-date-us-51-ohio-river-bridge-moved <p>A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has moved the start date for repairs to the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois to sometime after July 15th.&nbsp; The contractor has agreed to provide a one week advance notice of the specific start date, but has said that work on the 77 year-old span won’t start until after the 15th.&nbsp; Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:08:06 +0000 Todd Hatton 32848 at http://wkms.org Start date for US 51 Ohio River bridge moved First Cairo Bridge Meeting Tonight http://wkms.org/post/first-cairo-bridge-meeting-tonight <p></p><p>The first of <a href="http://wkms.org/post/ky-il-plan-public-meetings-cairo-bridge-input">two public meetings </a>concerning the future of the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge is tonight from 4-7 at Cairo High School.</p><p>Kentucky and Illinois highway officials are working with the Federal Highway Administration to gather public input on the nearly 80-year-old&nbsp; structure. The bridge could be repaired or replaced.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 17:31:41 +0000 John Null 31700 at http://wkms.org First Cairo Bridge Meeting Tonight KY, IL Plan Public Meetings for Cairo Bridge Input http://wkms.org/post/ky-il-plan-public-meetings-cairo-bridge-input <p></p><p>Highway department officials have set dates for two public meetings this month to discuss options for improving or replacing the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky. and Cairo, Ill.</p><p>The first meeting is Monday, May 20 from 4-7 p.m. at Cairo High School. The second meeting is Tuesday, May 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ballard Center Community Room in La Center.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 18:05:17 +0000 John Null 31626 at http://wkms.org KY, IL Plan Public Meetings for Cairo Bridge Input Cairo Bridge Work to Cause Major Detour for Truckers http://wkms.org/post/cairo-bridge-work-cause-major-detour-truckers <p></p><p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reviewing bids this week for a planned project impacting truck traffic on the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe and Cairo, Ill.</p><p>Trucks will be have to be rerouted for approximately 70 days beginning in June while workers make repairs on deck stringers and replace several bridge decking joints. KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre says the maintenance will begin sometime after June 10. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:30:51 +0000 Whitney Jones 30849 at http://wkms.org Cairo Bridge Work to Cause Major Detour for Truckers Transportation Cabinet Begins Study to Replace Aging Cairo Bridge http://wkms.org/post/transportation-cabinet-begins-study-replace-aging-cairo-bridge <p></p><p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is studying options for improving or replacing the aging Cairo Bridge that connects Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill. The bridge carries about 5,400 vehicles daily across the Ohio River. The 76-year-old bridge is considered “functionally obsolete” because it doesn’t meet modern traffic standards.</p><p>The nearest alternate upstream river crossing is the Ohio River Bridge in Paducah, and it requires a 2-hour detour. Downstream, it’s the Dorena-Hickman Ferry and the Mississippi River Bridge. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:36:50 +0000 Whitney Jones & Keith Todd 28217 at http://wkms.org Transportation Cabinet Begins Study to Replace Aging Cairo Bridge Traffic Delays at Bridge http://wkms.org/post/traffic-delays-bridge <p>Travelers on the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., may encounter some delays for about a week while several sections of guardrail are repaired and replaced. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says traffic will be restricted to one lane on the bridge starting today. Approximately 5,500 vehicles use the bridge each day.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:17:45 +0000 Gary Pitts 17381 at http://wkms.org Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge Hit by Barge http://wkms.org/post/wickliffe-cairo-bridge-hit-barge <p>The US 51 bridge over the Ohio River between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois is back open after being struck by a barge late last night. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the barge tow was headed downstream when it struck a pier on the Kentucky side just after 11:00 P.M. Inspectors reopened the span three hours later after determining that no structural damage had occurred. Officials say around 5,500 vehicles cross the bridge every day.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:20:18 +0000 Gary Pitts 17259 at http://wkms.org Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge Hit by Barge