For the latest local information regarding COVID-19, follow us on Facebook and see ourlocal news page

Daytime Closure of U.S. 45 Ohio River ‘Brookport’ Bridge Thursday

Photo courtesy of Vick Patel and Paducah Drone.

PADUCAH/BROOKPORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime closure of the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge Thursday.

The U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow a walk-through inspection of the bridge structure and  various maintenance activities along the approaches and bridge deck.

KYTC District 1 will attempt to provide timely notice should the work be completed earlier than expected.

As a reminder, the bridge has a 15-ton load limit. Due to deck width, it is restricted to vehicles no more than 8 feet wide and has a 9 ft. 6 in. vehicle height restriction, which prohibits most motor homes, most commercial trucks, and prohibits all STAA Trucks. Farm equipment and permitted loads of any kind are prohibited from crossing the structure.