Caruthersville Bridge

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Caruthersville Bridge
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Coordinates 36°06′54″N 89°36′47″W / 36.11500°N 89.61306°W / 36.11500; -89.61306
Carries 4 lanes of I-155.svgUS 412.svg I-155 / US 412
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Caruthersville, Missouri and Dyersburg, Tennessee
ID number 23I01550001
Design Cantilever bridge
Total length 7,102 feet (2,165 m)
Width 78 feet (24 m)
Longest span 920 feet (280 m) and 520 feet (158 m)
Clearance below 99 feet (30 m)
Opened December 1, 1976
Daily traffic 9,900

The Caruthersville Bridge is a single tower cantilever bridge carrying Interstate 155 and U.S. Route 412 across the Mississippi River between Caruthersville, Missouri and Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Construction of the bridge began in February 1969 and the bridge was completed in 1976. It is the only bridge to cross the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee, though the Dorena-Hickman Ferry also crosses the Mississippi in this area. It is also the only bridge to connect the states of Missouri and Tennessee directly. Interstate 155 connects Dyersburg, Tennessee (and the proposed Interstate 69) with Interstate 55 near Caruthersville, Missouri and Hayti, Missouri. U.S. Route 412, when created in 1982, was routed across the bridge.

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