The Ohio river bridge at Cairo, IL is about a twenty minutes drive from my house. I've traversed the structure hundreds of times, whether to buy alcohol (before our city went wet), to the yearly trips to Missouri to get fireworks for Independence Day. The bridge was constructed between 1936-38, opening in the fall of that final year. Plans are for the bridge to be demolished soon and replaced by a new wider bridge as the existing bridge is very narrow with an extremely tight turn to navigate getting on the Kentucky side. Pictured is a wooden nickel souvenir from the celebration of the opening of the bridge. From what I gather, it was a big ordeal!