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Bridges in Fleming, Mason Counties Closed as Safety Precaution After KYTC Analysis

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close two culvert bridges in Fleming and Mason counties after an engineering analysis found issues with the structures. Until repairs are made, the structures will remain closed to all traffic for the public’s safety.

In Fleming County, the bridge on KY 681 (Buchanan Road) about a mile north of the KY 681-KY 32 intersection at Cowan (milepoint 1.9) will be closed by day’s end Friday. Signs and barricades will be posted. For destinations north of the bridge, all traffic should detour using KY 32, KY 165, US 68 and local county roads to reconnect to Buchanan Road.

In Mason County, the affected bridge is located on Oak Woods Road (CR 1119) near the intersection of KY 1234 (Orangeburg Road). Mason County officials are coordinating its closure and detour, but traffic can use KY 1234, KY 597, and KY 3313 to reroute.

Following a statewide load-rating analysis of select steel culverts, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bridge preservation engineers determined the closures were necessary due to deterioration and insufficient supporting material.

The Transportation Cabinet will work to restore the bridges as soon as possible.

(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)

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