Ferry between Kentucky, Missouri reopens after engine restore |

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HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry that’s the solely direct route between Kentucky and Missouri has reopened after being out of service for a number of weeks whereas engine repairs had been made.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened Thursday afternoon on the common summer season working schedule, the Kentucky Transportation Cupboard mentioned.

The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 close to Dorena, Missouri. It additionally gives an alternate route in the course of the prolonged closure of the U.S. 51, U.S. 60, U.S. 62 and the Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge.

Missouri and Kentucky are the one border states that aren’t immediately related by a highway or bridge.

The ferry is operated by the Mississippi County Port Authority with funding assist from the Kentucky Transportation Cupboard and the Missouri Division of Transportation.

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