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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (2/19/20) — A contractor for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has begun preparing the area for construction of the new truss bridge in Spottsville this week.

State highway officials reported crews will be clearing the trees, shrubs and stumps from the building site for the new footprint of the bridge. This activity may require motorists to stop occasionally.
 
The new Spottsville Bridge will be constructed adjacent to and north of the old bridge, KYTC Spokeswoman Keirsten Jaggers said. The new bridge will have 12-foot driving lanes and 8-foot shoulders versus 10-foot driving lanes and a narrow shoulder. The additional space will allow for some wiggle room; especially in regards to incident management.  
 
The U.S. 60 Green River structure located at U.S. 60 mile point 19.388. Also known as the Spottsville Bridge and 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 December 1931. Tolls were removed August 1945.
 
Approximately 3,000 vehicles cross the bridge in an average day, officials reported. 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 span is at Green River navigation mile point 8.6.
 
CJ Mahan Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor for the $31.21 million bridge reconstruction. Hazex, Inc. will be performing the clearing activities.

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