Crews closing I-71 SB bridge in Carroll Co. for emergency repair - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Crews closing I-71 SB bridge in Carroll Co. for emergency repairs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Transportation officials say the I-71 southbound bridge over the Kentucky River will be closed Thursday night for emergency repairs.

According to a press release, the bridge located at the 44 mile-marker between the Carrollton and English exits will be closed for approximately six hours beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday night.

Officials say finger bridge joints have popped up and caused safety concerns.

Traffic will be not be allowed on the bridge until the repair is made. Drivers will be detoured to the Markland Dam (exit 55) to U.S. 42 westbound to KY 55 and re-enter on I-71 southbound.

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