Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to discuss options for Cumberland River Bridge

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Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

SMITHLAND, Ky. - Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting this Thursday to discuss repair and replacement options for the US 60 Cumberland River Bridge.

The meeting is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. at the UK Agriculture Extension Office in Smithland.

KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd says a planning study has begun to examine the need for repairs or a complete replacement of the bridge.

“Our engineers plan to introduce the study and to seek input from the public on the issues that need to be considered by the long-term study,” Todd said. “The public meeting will feature exhibits that will outline the proposed study area, existing conditions, and provide an opportunity for public to make comments.”

About 5,500 vehicles cross the Cumberland River Bridge each day. The bridge first opened to traffic in 1931.

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