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State warns against crossing closed bridge

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials are warning people not to try to cross the U.S. 45 bridge between Paducah and Brookport, Illinois and saying anyone who does may be cited for trespassing.

The bridge has been closed since July 8 to allow for construction of an underpass to connect two sections of the Greenway Trail in Paducah.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/1rxLVt9 ) anyone walking, hiking, biking, or involved in other unauthorized activity on the bridge while it is closed can be issued a citation by law enforcement. Local police will monitor activity at the bridge and issue citations if necessary.

The Brookport bridge is scheduled to reopen around July 28, following the completion of the Greenway Trail project.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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