US 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge closed due to flooding

The US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" River Bridge is closed and you’ll have to take an 80 mile detour to get around it.

The bridge and another section of US 51 near the Ballard-Carlisle County line was closed at midnight due to flooding.

Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says they expect these two sites to be closed for at least a week.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and consider alternative routes.

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