US 51 en Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge Hit by 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 Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge Hit by Barge