Kentucky Officials Offer Free Historic Bridge

Jun 12, 2012

JACKSON, Ky.  -- Kentucky Transportation officials are trying to find a new home for a historic bridge before they have to demolish it.

A statement from the department says crews will begin replacing the 240-foot bridge that carries Kentucky 30 over the middle fork of the Kentucky River near Old Buck in Breathitt County next year. The current Pratt truss bridge was built in 1935 and has been deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

The new owner would have to re-erect the bridge at another site and keep its original characteristics. Officials say possible uses for the bridge include becoming part of a walking or bicycling trail at a park or being used on private property as a stream crossing.

Proposals will be accepted through Aug. 20.