Irvin S. Cobb Bridge

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Irvin S. Cobb Bridge
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Official name Irvin S. Cobb Bridge
Other name(s) Brookport Bridge
Carries 2 lanes of US 45
Crosses Ohio River
Locale Paducah, KY and Brookport, IL
Design Truss bridge
Total length 5,385.8 ft (1,641.6 m)
Width 19.7 ft (6.0 m)
Longest span 711.0 ft (216.7 m)
Vertical clearance 14.1 ft (4.3 m)
Construction end 1929
Coordinates 37°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

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

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


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

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