US 51 Ohio River Bridge traffic restrictions begin Monday

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Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

WICKLIFFE, Ky. - The US 51 Ohio River Bridge will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday morning.

Traffic on the bridge, which connects Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois, will be restricted for about two months for deck work and joint repairs.

No vehicles wider than seven feet or longer than 19 feet will be allowed to cross the bridge. That means semis, trailers, motorhomes, large SUVs and trucks will have to take an 80-mile detour.

The restrictions begin at 9 a.m. Monday.

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