A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to continue a detailed inspection of the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson today and Wednesday.
Today (Tuesday, August 23, 2016), the inspection team will be on southbound bridge. All traffic will move to the right-hand or driving lane in this southbound work zone.
On Wednesday, August 24th, the inspection team will be back on the northbound bridge. On Wednesday, all northbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in the work zone.
Inspectors are optimistic they can complete their work today and Wednesday.
The contractor will be using a snooper truck and a man-lift to assist with the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and inspection personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.
All Kentucky bridges get a detailed inspection every two years. All long-span river and lake bridges get an additional annual walk-through inspection.
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 37,000 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.