Monday, October 24, 2011

Transportation Cabinet Seeks Owner For Bridge

  • {Kentucky}...The 82 year old, 450-foot, three-span steel Parker truss bridge over the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Perry County on Ky. 80, is set to be replaced next year. Through a new program, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is willing to give the 1929 bridge, which is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, to a new owner rather than demolish it. H.B. Elkins, public information officer for the Kentucky Department of Highways District 10, says the cabinet would pay for marking the bridge, disassembling it and transporting it to a new site. The new owner would have to pay all other costs, including reassembling and maintaining the bridge. To be eligible for the program, recipients must re-erect the bridge so its original characteristics are retained. Those interested should contact Jeff Allen, environmental coordinator for the Department of Highways District 10, at (606) 666-8841. Written proposals and letters of interest for the bridge will be accepted through December 20th.