Side view from Fort Massac State Park
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Our company recently did some work on this bridge. The story that we were told was that KY DOT paid to have the bridge built back in the 70's. In turn IDOT was responsible for maintaining it.
Illinois maintains the bridge as they own it.
Why does IDOT do the maintenance on the I-24 bridge at Paducah? Appears to me the bridge is almost wholly in Kentucky.
THE BRIDGE ON TNE BROOKPORT,IL.SIDE IS CALLED TNE IRVING COBB BRIDGE.ON THE METRPOLIS SIDE IS THE I-24 BRIDGE.THE I-24 BRIDGE IS THE BETTER BRIDGE TO CROSS.
In reference to Bill Belt and cmatt, I grew up in Brookport and Metropolis and can say that this is correct. The "Brookport Bridge" is officially named the Irvin S. Cobb Bridge. The bridge over Interstate 24 is, as far as I know, is simply named the I-24 Bridge.
I have been looking for any information on a double decked bridge that crossed the Mississippi and or the Ohio river . I know that you could see two other states while standing in IL . I was 10 and it was 1949 , we were in a park with tall trees and some Indian Mounds , a plantation home with a front lawn that went to the river and a slave cabin , you could look adross the river and could see the bridge .
Does any one know of a place like this ? Thank you for any help .
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Having grown up in Paducah I beleive you made a mistake on the name of the I-24 bridge. The old Brookport Bridge is the Irvin S. Cobb Bridge.
Unless I'm mistaken I believe the Brookport Bridge over the Ohio is the Irvin S. Cobb...not the I-24 bridge.