Cairo Mississippi River Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
To be distinguished from Cairo I-57 Bridge or Cairo Ohio River Bridge.
Cairo Mississippi River Bridge
Cairo Mississippi River Bridge.jpg
Carries 2 lanes of US 60 / US 62
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Bird's Point, Missouri and Cairo, Illinois
Design Cantilever bridge
Total length 5,175 feet (1,577 m)
Longest span 701 feet (214 m)
Clearance below 114 feet (35 m)
Opened 1929
Coordinates 36°58′43″N 89°08′52″W / 36.97861°N 89.14778°W / 36.97861; -89.14778Coordinates: 36°58′43″N 89°08′52″W / 36.97861°N 89.14778°W / 36.97861; -89.14778
Cairo Mississippi River Bridge is located in Missouri
Cairo Mississippi River Bridge

The Cairo Mississippi River Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying U.S. Route 60 and U.S. Route 62 across the Mississippi River between Bird's Point, Missouri and Cairo, Illinois.

Traveling downstream, the Cairo Mississippi River Bridge is the last bridge across the Mississippi River before the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]