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General Information

Completion: 1937
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cantilever truss bridge
Through truss bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Ohio River
Carries:
  • U.S. Route 51
Coordinates: 36° 59' 36" N    89° 8' 47" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 243.84 m
total length 1 787.26 m
deck width 6.19 m

Materials

truss steel

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Cairo Ohio River Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying U.S. Route 51, U.S. Route 60, and U.S. Route 62 across the Ohio River between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois. Of all the Ohio River crossings, it is the furthest downstream; the Mississippi River can be seen while crossing the bridge and looking westward.

This is an authorized truck route.

History

Construction was awarded to Modjeski and Masters and the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. It was finished in 1937 and rehabilitated in 1979. Today the Cairo Ohio River Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Cairo Ohio River Bridge" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20009510
  • Published on:
    27/06/2003
  • Last updated on:
    05/02/2016