The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict southbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
The lane restriction is to allow engineers to do routine maintenance work and continue inspections to aid in the planning of future maintenance projects on the southbound bridge. Inspectors plan to climb on the bridge structure at various locations, weather permitting. Southbound motorists can expect to encounter a lane restriction starting at about 9:00 a.m., CDT. The inspection work should be complete by about 2:00 p.m., Wednesday. All southbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane on the bridge approach. Southbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic near the entrance to Ellis Park. Appropriate caution is required where equipment and inspection personnel will be on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. The US 41 Twin Bridges, also known as the Bi-State Viet Nam Gold Star Memorial Bridges, are located at US 41 mile point 19.649 about a mile south of the Kentucky-Indiana State Line. They carry approximately 37,000 vehicles per day across the Ohio River between Henderson, KY, and Evansville, IN. The bridges are located about a mile downstream from the confluence of the Green River and the Ohio River at Ohio River navigation mile point 786.8. The northbound bridge was opened to traffic on July 4, 1932. The southbound bridge was opened to traffic in December 1966
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