The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict southbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville starting at 9:00 a.m., CST, today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.
This will allow a navigation light to be repaired or replaced. The US Coast Guard received a report from a passing tow boat that one of the navigation lights on the bridge is out of service.
Southbound traffic is expected to be restricted to one lane for about three hours to facilitate the work. All southbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone.
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 40,000 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 on Dec. 16, 1965.
The Twin Bridges have a total length of 5, 393.6 ft. with a 720 ft. main navigation span. The bridge superstructure is a Warren cantilevered through-truss design.
As a reminder, the Indiana Department of Transportation has a bridge and pavement rehabilitation project between the US 41 Twin Bridges and the I-69 Interchange with US 41. This work zone for the Fix for 41 project remains active into the summer of 2019.
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