Brookport Bridge to Remain Closed Until November

Jun 6, 2019

An Ohio River bridge connecting southern Illinois and western Kentucky will remain closed for about five more months.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says an ongoing maintenance and repair project will require more work at the Brookport Bridge at Paducah.

The agency says in a news release inspectors determined additional repairs are needed to maintain the bridge. It says a contractor and inspectors found one pier requires wider concrete repairs and two other piers need concrete repairs.

The bridge was first closed May 8 when illegal truck traffic created safety issues.