Spottsville

HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (12/3/17) — The contractor has made excellent progress on repairs to the U.S. 60 Green River "Spottsville" bridge in Henderson County, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported. The bridge has been closed since 6 p.m. Friday to allow repairs at two locations on one of the east approach spans.

The contractor is running well ahead of schedule and nearing completion of the project, KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said. This morning, the contractor plans to finish painting of the repaired area. If all goes as expected, the bridge could reopen to one-lane traffic around noon.

KYTC inspectors will check the repairs today. Loading formula calculations should be completed early in the week to allow the Spottsville Bridge to return to two-way traffic.

 Todd said the additional closure planned for next weekend should not be required.

The $62,600 repair contract was awarded to Intech Contracting, LLC, of Lexington.

The US 60 Green River “Spottsville” Bridge has been restricted to one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal and an 18-ton maximum load limit since Oct. 5, when inspectors found issues with some steel sections on one of the east approach spans. The bridge was initially restricted to an 8-ton load limit. However, by restricting traffic to one lane with an automated signal, engineers were able to raise the load restriction to 18-tons.

The U.S. 60 Green River “Spottsville” Bridge is located at U.S. 60 mile point 19.388 in Henderson County. Also known as the Spottsville Bridge and the Richard W. Owen Memorial Bridge, the 1,102 foot structure with a 359 foot main span was built as a toll bridge and opened to traffic in December 1931. Tolls were removed in August 1945.

Approximately 3,000 vehicles cross the bridge in an average day. The U.S. 60 Green River bridge at Spottsville is 9 miles east of the U.S. 41/U.S. 60 Cloverleaf at Henderson and about 6 miles west of the Henderson-Daviess County line.

The Spottsville Bridge is at Green River navigation mile point 8.6.

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