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Southbound Night Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson starting MONDAY, Oct 17

Southbound Night Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson starting MONDAY, Oct 17

Bill Stephens

October 17th, 2016

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KYTC NEWS RELEASE

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a permit to allow a southbound night lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson starting Monday, October 17, 2016.

The permit will allow Crown Castle, LLC, to establish a night lane restriction for southbound traffic. This night work zone is to facilitate installation of a new fiber optic cable connection between Henderson and Evansville.
Motorists should be prepared to encounter a lane restriction on the southbound bridge between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., CDT, each night. Weather permitting, the work is expected to continue nightly through about October 26th.

All southbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone to allow Crown Castle to install the cable along the downstream side of the southbound bridge.

Motorists traveling from Indiana into Kentucky on the US 41 Twin Bridges at night should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the southbound bridge.

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 December 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.

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