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State closes Simon Kenton bridge

After months of trying to nurse the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge along until repairs could be made to the iconic span, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet made the decision Monday to close it to traffic. The closure will be through the winter, according to KYTC spokesperson Allen Blair. “It was a hard decision to make, and one we don’t take lightly,” Blair said Monday. The bridge carries U.S. 62 across the Ohio River between downtown Maysville and Aberdeen, Ohio.