Brookport Bridge

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Brookport Bridge
PA250011 Irvin S. Cobb Bridge.JPG
Coordinates37°06′53″N 88°37′45″W / 37.11465°N 88.62915°W / 37.11465; -88.62915Coordinates: 37°06′53″N 88°37′45″W / 37.11465°N 88.62915°W / 37.11465; -88.62915
Carries2 lanes of US 45
CrossesOhio River
LocalePaducah, KY and Brookport, IL
Official nameIrvin S. Cobb Bridge
DesignTruss bridge
Total length5,385.8 ft (1,641.6 m)
Width19.7 ft (6.0 m)
Longest span711.0 ft (216.7 m)
Clearance above14.1 ft (4.3 m)
Construction end1929

The Brookport Bridge (officially the Irvin S. Cobb Bridge) is a ten-span, steel deck (grate), narrow two-lane truss bridge that carries U.S. Route 45 (US 45) across the Ohio River in the U.S. states of Illinois and Kentucky. It connects Paducah, Kentucky north to Brookport, Illinois.[1]

The bridge is named after Irvin S. Cobb, an author and journalist who was born in Paducah.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Baughn, James; et al. (2005-07-09). "Brookport Bridge". Retrieved 2007-08-01.

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