Monday, December 5, 2016

US-51/60/62 over Ohio River in Cairo, IL

20161126 6760rc, South (Kentucky) Portal
(Bridge Hunter, Historic BridgesSatellite)

I was shocked to read in Historic Bridges that Kentucky wants to destroy this bridge. First of all, the traffic is on I-57, not these US highways. The traffic on this bridge was light when I spent some time in the area. A streetview also shows light traffic. I think a third lane is needed on I-65 between Indianapolis and the Chicago area long before four lanes are needed here. If four lanes are deemed necessary, then I agree with Historic Bridges --- build another two-lane bridge. The new bridge should be on the downstream side so that it doesn't interfere with the sight lines from the Cairo boat launch.
Upstream Elevation
One of several photos posted about Cairo, IL by AARoads

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