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Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge in Greenup County to Temporarily Close for Repairs

Nov 5, 2021

Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge
Credit Bridge Hunter

Repairs to protect the Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge will require a temporary month-long closure of the historic Greenup County structure.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, and continuing through Dec. 15, contractors will make timber and masonry repairs at the covered bridge and perform erosion control work where it crosses Tygarts Creek just off KY 7 eight miles south of South Shore.

During construction, the bridge will be closed to all traffic. Motorists needing access to Old Tygarts Creek Road or East Tygarts Creek Road should detour using the nearby AA Highway (KY 10) and East Tygarts Creek Road or other routes. Message boards will be used to alert motorists of the bridge closure.

The work is part of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) project that will make improvements at two covered bridges – Bennett’s Mill and the Goddard Covered Bridge in Fleming County. Work will not change or impact the historic nature of the covered bridges. The project is being done by Intech Contracting under a $218,899.98 low-bid KYTC contract.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow-down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.

(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)