Bridging Kentucky Program completes 100th bridge rehab

Photograph: Bridging Kentucky.

The Kentucky Transportation Cupboard (KYTC) reached a significant milestone with the completion of the 100th bridge restoration undertaking by its Bridging Kentucky Program.

The 100th bridge, a three-span bridge that carries KY 339/Clinton Street throughout Massac Creek, is positioned in southern McCracken County in Western Kentucky. The $1.1 million undertaking, accomplished by Harold Coffey Building Co., began in mid-August, and the bridge reopened to site visitors two weeks sooner than deliberate on November 1.

The six-year Bridging Kentucky Program, which was launched in 2018, has a aim of changing or rehabilitating greater than 1,000 bridges by this system’s finish in six years. With the 100th bridge within the books, the KYTC awarded a $93.3 million contract to revive the subsequent 106 bridges by a design-build undertaking that spans 21 Japanese Kentucky counties. Building ought to start by early 2020, and all needs to be completed in late 2023.

“This bridge substitute is a terrific instance of the impactful progress this program has made in somewhat greater than a yr,” says KYTC’s Program Supervisor for Bridging Kentucky Royce Meredith in a press launch. “The state is working onerous to reopen closed bridges, get rid of weight restrictions that restrict journey, and restore essential crossings all through the state.”