US 51/60/62 Ohio River Bridge

Roads & Highways
4:13 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Cairo Residents Prefer Rebuilding Ohio River Bridge

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet official says the public prefers rebuilding the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge in a new location, after a round of public meetings in Cairo, Illinois, and La Center this week.

Spokesperson Keith Todd said the other options KYTC is exploring in its long-range study include rebuilding the bridge at its current site and rehabilitating the current bridge.

Todd attended the Cairo meeting and says most people he spoke with preferred rebuilding the bridge, which he said would be best done near the current structure.

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12:31 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

First Cairo Bridge Meeting Tonight


The first of two public meetings concerning the future of the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge is tonight from 4-7 at Cairo High School.

Kentucky and Illinois highway officials are working with the Federal Highway Administration to gather public input on the nearly 80-year-old  structure. The bridge could be repaired or replaced.

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8:58 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Traffic Restricted on Wickliffe/Cairo Bridge

Traffic will be restricted to one lane this week on the US 51/60/62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky, and Cairo, Illinois. 

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