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Historic Old Richardsville bridge set to reopen


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Repairs to the historic Previous Richardsville Street bridge are full and able to reopen.

The bridge, which dates again to 1889, has been closed since March of 2018 after a Kentucky Transportation Cupboard inspection discovered structural deficiencies.

“Previous Richardsville bridge, form of a county landmark so to talk. It actually has plenty of historic relevance so far as being outdated bridge of this kind in addition to plenty of native lure. , after I was rising up it was referred to as the haunted bridge, however there’s plenty of people on this county that it means lots to them. It’s been closed for, you already know, over two years,” mentioned Josh Moore, Director of the Warren County Public Works Division.

The repairs had been practically full and able to reopen final month, however vandals painted graffitti on it which delayed the reopening.

“We had been lucky sufficient to get some funds from the state by the secretary of transportation’s workplace to make some enhancements to the bridge to get it again secure, however nonetheless keep the character that it has had for lots of of years. That work is full. We had been ending up, simply had a couple of extra issues to the touch up and we had the graffiti concern and another vandalism within the space,” Moore mentioned.

A 99-year-old resident of the realm and WWII Veteran would be the first to drive throughout the bridge, Moore says.

“We’re going to do all that we will do to make that occur. I feel he’s lived there for the reason that 40s perhaps. He can bear in mind plenty of issues occurring on that bridge,” Moore mentioned. “Several types of transportation, totally different tales. I’m positive some are humorous, some are unhappy and a few you’ll be able to’t repeat. So, we’re simply excited to make that occur for him. He’s been an energetic member of this group for a very long time.”

The bridge is on Nationwide Register of Historic Locations.

Warren County Public Works say they’re planning a ribbon reducing for December twenty first.

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