The Ohio River Bridge

The Ohio River Bridge (HMCRT)

Location: Cairo, IL 62914 Alexander County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 59.3', W 89° 9.085'

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Cairo, Illinois - Wickliffe, Kentucky

Completed November 11, 1933
Freed of Tolls November 11, 1948
The Cairo Bridge Commission

The Ohio River Bridge was conceived and built in the public interest by the Cairo Bridge Commission with the cooperation of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works and the Highway Departments of Illinois and Kentucky. The Bridge was operated and maintained by the commission and as a result of the untiring efforts of many public spirited citizens, the commission was able to repay all costs from tolls and the highway departments of Illinois and Kentucky jointly accepted the bridge as a part of the state highway systems to be maintained as a toll free facility.

Cairo Bridge Commission
Ray Williams, Chairman
Jas. S. Johnson · M.C. Anderson
Thos. H. Cutler · W.H. Creason
John C. Fisher · Reed Green
Marion Woodward, Secretary

Modjeski & Masters - Design & Construction
Sverdrup & Parcel - Operation & Maintenance

Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company - Substructure
Mount Vernon Bridge Company - Superstructure
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 308533 N 4095741
Decimal Degrees36.98833333, -89.15141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.3', W 89° 9.085'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 18.00" N, 89° 9' 5.10" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2130 Great River Rd, Cairo IL 62914, US
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