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.