A contractor will be replacing a bridge on Jackson Road North in southern Daviess County.
The bridge is located just south of the intersection with Baird Road and carries traffic over Rhodes Creek (South) Tributary 6.
The contractor will demolish the old span this week, with the new bridge being opened to traffic around the first of the year. It will carry a much higher weight limit than the existing structure.
“The bridge had a weight limit of 10 tons, which is under the 18-ton statutory limit for roads,” explained County Engineer Mark Brasher. “Once the bridge is replaced, we will have it analyzed by the highway department.”
The bridge on Jackson Road North is one of nine structures scheduled for replacement in Daviess County. Other projects listed for replacement include:
|Jewell Road||3 Tons||Planned|
|Lyddane Bridge Road||11 Tons||Planned|
|Hall School Road||13 Tons||Planned|
|South Hampton Road||14 Tons||Planned|
|Old Highway 54||14 Tons||Planned|
|Graves Lane||15 Tons||Design Work Complete|
|Rockport Ferry Road||15 Tons||Design Work Complete|
|Old Hartford Road||17 Tons||Planned|
Once these spans are replaced, all bridges in Daviess County will have a weight limit of 18 tons or more, in line with standard road weight limits.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) launched the Bridging Kentucky program to improve the safety and soundness of bridges across the Commonwealth. Replacing these spans will improve access and mobility for all.
To learn more about the Bridging Kentucky program, click here.