WMKY

Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge

Fox 19

As part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s yearly bridge inspection program, the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) in downtown Maysville will be closed next Tuesday for several hours.

Weather permitting, engineers will close the Ohio River bridge Tuesday, July 21, at 9 a.m. to inspect the steel support towers, main suspension cable, and other structural components. The bridge should reopen by 3 p.m. or when inspections are complete.

WXIX

The Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) in downtown Maysville will reopen today with a 15-ton restricted weight limit.

Once crews check that traffic signals are operating normally and remove barricades, use of the bridge may resume. Motorists should heed all warning signs and use caution during the traffic switch.

All traffic using the bridge will be restricted to a 15-ton weight limit. Traffic over the posted limit may detour using US 68 and the nearby William Harsha Bridge.

WXIX

The reopening of the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge in downtown Maysville has been delayed for several weeks as additional work is needed to complete an emergency repair project.

The 1930s-era bridge, which carries US 62 across the Ohio River between Maysville and Aberdeen, Ohio, closed late last year when inspectors found extensive corrosion damage to several suspender cables – the vertical cables extending from the main suspension cable that support the bridge’s driving surface.