Irvin S. Cobb Bridge
|Irvin S. Cobb Bridge|
|Official name||Irvin S. Cobb Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Brookport Bridge|
|Carries||2 lanes of US 45|
|Locale||Paducah, KY and Brookport, IL|
|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)|
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.
The bridge is named after Irvin S. Cobb, an author and journalist who was born in Paducah.
- Baughn, James, et al. (2005-07-09). "Brookport Bridge". Retrieved 2007-08-01.
- Brookport-Paducah Bridge (US 45) at Bridges & Tunnels
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