Traffic halts on Ohio River Bridge continue into afternoon


Web Editor - Nick Miller

WICKLIFFE, Ky. - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is currently halting traffic on the US 51/US 60/ US 62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky, and Cairo, Illinois, since 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

An electrical crew is currently working to replace an aviation light on top of the bridge superstructure, along with other work involving the bridge's electrical wiring. During this fix, the KYTC crew on site found some additional wiring work that is required on the lights on the bridge. This work will require about 4 additional periods when traffic will be halted for about half an each through the afternoon.

The longest wait time to cross the bridge will be approximately 30 minutes. Crews will be working in 30 minute intervals until the repairs are completed.