Anybody want to adopt a historic bridge?

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(Courtesy: KYTC)

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – Anybody want to adopt an historic bridge?
If so, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is trying to find a new home for an historic bridge.

The Blackford Creek Bridge on Toler Bridge Road at the Hancock-Daviess County Line is scheduled for replacement next year.

The old bridge closed to traffic in October 2013.

In 2011, it was eligible for the National Register of Historic place by the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office.

Constructed around 1919, the bridge is believed to have served an early regional route while what is now U.S. 60 was under construction in the late 1920s.

The Federal Highway Association (FHWA) and KYTC can pay all expenses associated with match marking, disassembly, transportation to the new site, and off-loading of the bridge in an amount up to the estimated cost of demolition.

The new owner, when chosen, will be responsible for all costs associated with site preparation and re-assembly of the bridge. Any additional costs the project might bear will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

In 2020, FHWA and KYTC plan to begin construction of a new bridge at the site.

For more information, contact KYTC District 2 Environmental Coordinator Pamela Broadston at KYTC District 2, 1840 N. Main Street, Madisonville, Ky., or by calling 270-824-7980.

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(This story was originally published on September 5, 2019)

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