Historic Blackford Creek Bridge Looking for New Home
Do you or anyone you know looking for an old bridge? There's one available at the Daviess-Hancock County line.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 is seeking a new home for the Blackford Creek Bridge. Located on Toler Bridge Road, it was closed to traffic in October of last year and is scheduled for replacement.
The bridge was eligible for National Register of Historic Places by the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office in 2011. It was believed to be an early regional route when it was constructed around 1919 while Highway 60 was under construction in the late 1920s.
KYTC District 2 Environmental Coordinator Pamela Broadston says the agency is seeking to locate a city, county, or state government office, historic preservation organization or other approved individual or entity interested in having the bridge moved for preservation and reuse.
The KYTC and Federal Highway Association would pay all expenses including disassembly, transportation, off-loading of the bridge in an amount up to the estimated cost of demolition. The new owner would be responsible for all costs associated with site location and reassembly of the bridge, and additional costs would be determined on a case by case basis.
Those agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in the bridge must submit letters of interest and proposals by December 1st. For more information or to submit a written proposal, contact KYTC District 2 Environmental Coordinator Pamela Broadston at KYTC District 2, 1840 N. Main St., Madisonville, Ky., 42431 or by calling 270-824-7980.
Construction of a new bridge at Blackford Creek on Toler Bridge Road will begin next year.